A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can.” — Maira Kalman
This was our last day in Scotland and we spent it mostly on walking and looking at some museums and public art and a castle. But because of time constraints we weren’t able to look at the works of art meticulously as our flight was early the next day.
First stop was the Kelvingrove Museum which opened in 1901 and is a favourite of local people and visitors alike. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.
The architecture as well as the art pieces are varied.
The Glasgow Boys were a group of young artists that represented the beginnings of modernism in Scottish painting.
Some of my favourite art pieces were by Monet, Van Gogh and two outstanding paintings by Salvador Dali.
Next, we visited The Falkirk Wheel which is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift in the world. It is a magnificent structure which is 35 metres tall and is amazing to watch it lifting the boat, rotating the wheel and sends the boat to the other canal.
Just nearby at the Forth & Clyde Canais the iconic Kelpies of Scotland made by Sculptor Andy Scott. The two steel horses heads are the largest equine sculptures in the world.
Beautiful architecture on the cobbled streets of Linlithgow.
The magnificent ruin of a great Royal Palace of Linlithgow beside Linlithgow Loch.
Hubby and I were so tired but we wouldn’t miss visiting the Scottish National Gallery even just for a short moment. The building was designed in a neoclassical style by William Henry Playfair
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located in central Edinburgh.
Inside the Scottish National Gallery we found The Academicians’ Gallery. This is the year-round exhibition space of the Royal Scottish Academy. All artworks on view in the gallery are by Royal Scottish Academicians and are available to purchase.
And so it was time to bid adieu to Edinburgh….till we see each other again (I hope)..