Saturday, February 09, 2013
Spending the day in Byres Road & the Hunterian Museum
I haven't told a story with pictures for a while ... so here goes ... all photos taken with my iPhone5.
The we'ans are off for 'half-term' and both Olly and I are off too. We couldn't get away but we're still making a wee weekend break of it.
We decided to take the we'ans to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow today. We saw it briefly last October when we caught the Rembrant exhibit that was on - that day we went to it thinking it was where the exhibit was being presented only to discover it wasn't - and vowed to go back ... it looked stunning.
After a walk along Dumbarton Road and a visit to the Salvation Army Charityshop there (where I picked up 3 Tolkien books - 2 of which I didn't have) ... we headed up Byres Road.
We popped into a number of really cool shops ... including a CHAS charityshop that was nicely focussed on quality 'vintage' clothing at reasonable prices and the OXFAM Bookshop (where I nearly bought Spanish copies of 'The Two Towers' and 'Return of the King').
After a nice wee donder we headed back to TriBeCa ... walking passed Bar Gallus on our way.
TriBeCa is a fab wee American-style cafe that sells some seriously wonderful 5-egg omelettes and pancakes to die-for. Their bagels are first class too and worth the wait.
We don't wait for many things ... but TriBeCa was worth the 30 minute wait we had ... but only just - Ichi Ban's noodles got very tempting after 20 minutes in the cold Glaswegian air!
TriBeCa is a fab place but is too small and was, in many ways, a victim of it's own success. We will be back ... but not at lunchtime on a Saturday.
After lunch we headed to the Hunterian Museum for a look around.
It truly is a wonderful place ... packed full of Hunter's collection of medical specimens as well as fossil remains, artefacts from the Antonine Wall, and some interesting hands-on science experiments.
It is well worth a visit ... albeit maybe not if the sight of 'things in jars' freaks you out.
We rounded the day off with a visit to our collective favourite coffeeshop - Beanscene across from the Kelvingrove Museum. I had my first London Fog made with soya milk ... I liked it.
The rest of my photos are available here on Flickr.
Thanks Olly ... today was one of those days that enriches our lives! Good times.