Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Glasgow, February 3rd 2016, leader Jo Cox

On one of the fine days from the many wet ones, 8 ladies took the bus from Lanark to Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow. The park was explored, and many of the fine statues visited. These included the Cameronian War Memorial, a very moving monument with three figures, one with a machine gun, one running very purposefully, and the third sadly dead. Lord Roberts sat on a horse, at the highest point of the park; he was best known for his role in the Indian mutiny. Lord Lister, the greatest physician of all times also a pioneer with connections to Glasgow. The Stewart Memorial, a water fountian in memory of Sir James Stewart, who was instumentl in bringing fresh water to Glasgow from Loch Katrine, 40 miles away. That monument is topped with a statue of the Lady of the Lake, by Sir Walter Scott. There are many fine carvings on that foutain. Lunch was taken in the museum whilst listening to the daily organ recital. The group then walked along the Kelvin Way to the Botanic Gardens, alongside the River Kelvin. The path is popular with walkers and cyclists. The structure of the trees was observed, just before the buds on the trees came into leaf.