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August 7th

Glasgow

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After a quick shower and breakfast Andy and I headed into Glasgow for a look around. We left the car in a 7 storey car park and I spent 10 Euro's on a new pair of jeans because the pockets in my others were torn. So many times i would forget and put a whole handful of coins in only to feel them run down my leg and scatter. It was like they were having a competition to see which coin could roll the furtherest. After changing we headed in to see the council chambers, i think, which had the first and original statue of liberty on top of it. This was actually built before the statue of liberty in New York. We peered through the locked doors to see floors and ceailings covered in mosaic tile work. We continued on and found the Provand's Lordship which is the oldest house in Glasgow. It was epic! I loved it. The rear door way was so tiny we had to crouch to get through. The walls were really thick at the bottom and got thinner on the way up. The floor joists/beams were the original ones and looked like they had been hacked from a huge log and they bowed this was and that. There was fireplaces in every room and antique furniture everywhere. I especially liked the dining room which had a long tabled and enough seats to seat eight.
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We headed out the door and across the road to the Glasgow cathedral.
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Once we had walked around it and checked out the grave stones we headed inside to see the different chapples and the main church building itself whilst the sounds of a huge organ filled the room. We then headed to the Necropolis which is the dead centre of Glasgow (lol, yes thats a pun!) In this old graveyard they have some of the most amazing graves i have seen. They have a memorial to John Knox which towers over evrything else in the grave yard.
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We headed down to the salt markets and dropped into a dinner for a feed. We ordered a big breakfast which came with sausages, bacon, eggs toast, black pudding and a can of Irn Bru. The black pudding definitely is not pudding but tasted pretty good. After howing down our late lunch we headed back to the car and over to Andy's sisters place for dinner. Now this was really awesome. I didn't really feel hungry at the time but we ordered in a whole bunch of Indian curries.

Posted by classique 13:17 Archived in Scotland Tagged round_the_world

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