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What a tour!

by Nancy Rutherford

I took a tour of Glasgow School of Art, and it was MUCH BETTER than I imagined. I think a postgrad student showed us round, and she was not only full of knowledge, she was also genuinely enthusiastic about her school.

I was struck by how much the building echoed nature - lots of themes about growth and seamless development. The library in particular blew me away!

I think I'll be back for another look soon. Take the tour - you'll love it. Make sure you call in advance, to find out when they're running.

Nancy R x

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The building LIVES!
by: Ruth MacIntrye

I agree with you, Nancy.

The building looks amazing from the outside. I guess its one of Glasgow's iconic structures.

But a tour from someone who is passionate about Mr Mackintosh was a real eye-opener.

I really got the feeling that the building is very much ALIVE. There were students everywhere, all going about their business.

I don't have much of a head for heights, but my camera managed to capture the astonishing views south, from the top level walkway.

No questions - Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a true genius. Glasgow is lucky to have such a monument to his achievements.

A Fun Day Out
by: Nina

Hi there.

I read your comments with interest. I think I have a nice story to add...

A couple of years ago my Great Aunty Jeannie came to stay. She was a G.I. bride, and is still spritely despite her advanced years. SHe lives in New Jersey these days.

Anyway, she wanted to take the tour of Glasgow School of Art, and I thought it might be too much for her. Not a bit of it! She'd done her research and had lots of questions for our guide.

In fact, they kinda hit it off... (Jeannie's like that - makes friends wherever she goes!)

Afterwards, she had me trotting along beside her, as we headed (carefully) down the steep hill to Sauchihall Street, and high tea at Willow Tea Rooms.

So we made it our Mackintosh Day Out.

I love spending time with Auntie Jeannie. I never know what she's going to think of doing next. What an inspiration, and over 90 years old.



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