Riverside museum and Tall ship

As I’m very busy at the moment, it took longer to finish this post about Riverside Museum and Tall ship, two very interesting attractions in Glasgow. rm_01

I loved the street built in the museum, with all the stores and the underground station. We’ve seen a photographer’s studio with the decor and we’ve had our picture taken, like in the old days. There isn’t any way to send the picture by email and that’s a shame, but it was funny nevertheless.
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Here we were in the equestrian repairs shop. There were a few short movies about techniques used to make or repair horse saddles.
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There is a pawnshop where we could see some objects that people used to pawn. Police officers were visiting this kind of shop regularly, to see if there were any stolen goods. On the street there is a shoemaker shop

Le Rendezvous cafe was very well know in Glasgow, from 1929 to 1985. The owner was making the ice cream on site and he was also selling cigarettes, tea, sweets and chocolate.
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Furniture, made from real wood, carved with great skills. It was interesting to read about the furniture shops, where mockup rooms were built and furnished to show how the pieces would look in the house.
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The pub had no tables and the law stated that the pub had to serve food. The pubs were a meeting place for men, after work, as women weren’t welcomed.
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Dressmakers shop, with lovely dresses in the window, a day-dress and one for evenings. Buying a dress was such a treat, making an appointment, discussing about latest fashion, having tea and cakes.
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The tall ship, as we could see it from the museum.
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This is, maybe, the oldest pedal-driven bicycle in the world. It was a controversy with the invention of the bicycle, around 1840, the ones that look like the modern ones. So, it’s not sure if this is the oldest or not, but it’s the oldest surviving bicycle in the world.
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Glasgow

This weekend we’ve been to Scotland’s Trade Fair at SECC in Glasgow. The fair was smaller than I thought, but we had the opportunity to meet nice people and, maybe, suppliers. So far so good.20140119_105223

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View from the parking lot. In the front it’s an arena, SECC is in the background and further away is the Science Center.
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We’ve been in the city center by night, even if it wasn’t that late. The lighthouse it’s one of the interesting attractions in Glasgow.
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Glasgow Cathedral, looking lovely with all the spot lights. The Necropolis was lovely too, but too dark to take pictures and, as it is in the middle of the cemetery, was closed.
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The water feature in front of People’s Palace.
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WEST brewery, in walking distance from People’s Palace. It has a very interesting architecture and there are guided tours of the brewery.
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Liverpool Cathedral

We’ve been to Liverpool Cathedral a few times, but this was the 1st time when we’ve taken the tour and went on the tower too.lc_01

It was exciting visiting the Tower. There are 2 lifts and 108 stairs thru the bell chamber. They don’t seem too much, but the draft makes the trip a little uncomfortable, it’s just a feeling as the stairs are 100% safe. On the top I saw I wasn’t the only one unease by the climb. It’s worth it.
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