Saturday, July 25, 2015

Glasgow - Scotland

A card from Glasgow sent by Damien. The nice ship is Glenlee and the modern building is the Riverside Museum. 

© Colin Baxter
The Riverside Museum provides an exciting new home for Glasgow's transport collection and replaces the Museum of Transport previousy located at the Kelvin Hall. The development has a riverside location on a site where the River Clyde meets Glasgow's other main river, the Kelvin, and will be adjacent to Glasgow Harbour.
The much-acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid created the design for the Riverside Museum, which has already been dubbed 'Glasgow's Guggenheim'.
The new museum houses collections not previously on display at the Museum of Transport, and for the first time allows the proper interpretation of Glasgow's important maritime history.
With more than 3,000 objects on display, from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams, velocipedes to voiturettes, there is something for visitors of all ages. - in:
Moored outside is the 19th-century sailing ship, Glasgow's Tall Ship, the Glenlee.
The Tall Ship: SV Glenlee is a major visitor attraction in Glasgow and has welcomed over half a million visitors since opening in 1999.
She was built in 1896 and worked as a cargo ship for over 20 years, circumnavigating the globe 4 times. SV Glenlee is now the only remaining Clyde-built sailing vessel afloat in the UK and is an icon of Glasgow’s ship building heritage.
The Tall Ship officially became an accredited museum in 2008 and she is recognised as part of the Core Collection of historic vessels in the UK, offering an exciting programme of family events, education projects, exhibitions and tours. Visit the Captain's Cabin, the children's play area, engine room and cargo hold cinema!  - in: 

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