Spanish Baroque Kelvingrove (June 29: 181/365)




It’s hard to resist stopping to admire (and photograph) the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, especially at night.

It was built for the 1901 International Exhibition in Spanish Baroque style out of the same red sandstone that is so common in Glasgow. Without going too far into a history or mythology lesson (it was not built backwards), allow me to say one thing: during the exhibition the building was surrounded by many other (temporary) pavilions, some that seemed even grander than the Kelvingrove. Google it and ponder why they weren’t all left standing or built to last.

All that remain of the exhibition are the Kelvingrove and the Sunlight Cottages a bit up the way in the park.

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