Day 3On Sunday after a Caffe Nero breakfast we took a city tour (bus) around Glasgow - these are quite a good way of finding ones bearings but made increasingly impersonal by the pre-recorded commentary, worked well as it was raining!
|Rennie designed this|
|Fire damage at the Art School|
Glasgow is famous for the Rennie Mackintosh connection sadly there's been a serious fire at the Art School he's most associated but we did manage to visit the famous Willow Tea rooms and gift shop where I had a decadent Cappuccino and fairly straightforward sandwich .
I also checked out the upstairs at the Tea rooms all very much in Rennie's style as was the area we were seated in.
Dinner was at a Hard Rock cafe not as lively as some of the chain we've been to but an adequate burger amongst varied rock and roll memorabilia which included a Bay City Rollers jumper.
|Only Okay now|
On my 22nd birthday I went to the London Hard Rock and really thought it was the business, subsequently visited Cancun (Mexico), Hong Kong and Sydney ones all of which I enjoyed but sadly the chain has (for me) lost some of its magic perhaps it's the music that's not so good?
|Quite a construction|
We made the walk (despite the rain) to Glasgow Cathedral (St. Mungo's) which was worth a visit, plenty of beautiful stained glass windows and a strange Necropolis at the back of the Cathedral apparently modelled on the Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris.
Many visitors in the church from lots of different countries and generally they were behaving as one should (I suppose) in a church.
|Another Stained window|
|Always repairs in these old buildings|