Thursday, August 31, 2006

Scotland, Part III, Kelvingrove Museum - The Continuing Saga

Finally, after much blood, sweat, tears & begging on my part, I got a almost all of the (decent) pictures from Kelvingrove uploaded. There was one picture that I couldn't get to upload no matter what I tried, so I guess you guys will have to live without seeing the black armor, although it was seriously impressive.

This is the Expressions. Each face has a different expression. I left the picture full size, so if you click on it you can get a closer look.

Flowers & Butterflies. I don't know who painted it but it was absolutely gorgeous. Another thing that isn't nearly as pretty in a picture as it is in person.

Dude in a kilt. Alright I confess.. if he was in a kilt, I tried to take his picture. And to answer a question left for me in comments, what you heard is true, they do not wear anything under their kilts. ;-)

This was absolutely stunning and the detail was amazing. Click it to blow it up bigger. See if you can find the guys who are doing the hunting and see if you can see what they are hunting for.

I'm not sure if this was solid silver or not, but it looked like it. It is a trophy from a 1901 yacht race.

A painting done by Rembrandt. It is believed to be either a painting of a rich patron, or more likely a painting of Alexander the Great. Either way it was stunning.

Coming from the U.S., a relatively new country compared to most every other country, armor (or armour, if you prefer) like this is NEVER found in the U.S. unless it has been shipped in from somewhere else. I'm from Oklahoma and the things I am used to seeing in a museum are feathers and leather (but hey, they had some of that there too).

"Christ of Saint John of the Cross." This is it. The reason I braved the Glasgow underground alone. The Salvador Dali painting. It was hidden in a back corner on the upper level. I had just about decided I missed it and was going to leave, when I turned the corner to see a crowd of people standing around it. It is absolutely beautiful and worth all the effort it took to get there.

The back exit of the museum. Another very pretty view.

This concludes your tour of the Kelvingrove Museum. Thank you for visiting.

P.S.: I apologize for the blurriness of some of the pictures. I didn't have my glasses on and I didn't realize they were blurred until I got home. I can't help it if I'm blind.. ok??

Coming Up: Scotland Part IV - The Train Ride to Edinburgh


Odat said...

The pics are beautiful...but I'm wondering just how you found out that they wear "nothing" under their kilts??? Hmmmmmmmmmm???

Just D said...

I asked, of course. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Those photos are great! I would love to visit the UK one day.

I have Scots and Cherokee on my mother's side and mostly British folks on my father's side.


Scorpy said...

Art is one of my passions as are museums. i couild spend hours each dayinside the confines of history but alas we have a small gallery here in my little town of 'Hicksville' Australia and no museum. Enjoy :)

markoos said...


the deer hunting picture is amazing.

Just D said...

I have set the deer hunting painting as my wallpaper on my computer. It is gorgeous.