To the Lighthouse

Nothing to do with Virginia Woolf or the sea – Glasgow’s Lighthouse is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building that used to be part of the Glasgow Herald‘s printing offices until they moved out in the mid-80s. The Lighthouse re-opened in 1999 as Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. I popped in this morning after a meeting in town to see an exhibition on Derelict Glasgow, but ended up visiting the Mackintosh Centre, and all the other exhibitions, as well as having lunch in the café (hummus wrap and salad, very tasty). I also climbed the distinctive tower, which originally contained an 8000-gallon water tank, for great views over the city’s roofscape. Because I wasn’t expecting to do all this I didn’t have my camera, so the iPad photos are not wonderful. But they’ll do!

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