People Make Glasgow: Wendy H Gilmour’s Guide to Glasgow

Wendy H Gilmour blogs on about fashion, travel, and life in Glasgow with furry friends Mr. K & Tux. Among Gilmour’s favorite things about her city is the architecture, from the curved streets in Park Circus to The Glasgow School of Art and Gallery of Modern Art. She also loves the people: “Glaswegians are friendly and bend over backwards to help one another - I love that and think it’s unusual in a city.”

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH, UK
The neo-classical building that houses the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is its own piece of architectural artwork. The former home of one of Glasgow’s wealthy tobacco lords, it was also a center for business and commercial exchange for more than 100 years. It is now Scotland’s most-visited modern art gallery and with a vibrant program of contemporary art exhibitions and free admission, GoMA is a spot to visit again and again.
6 Professors' Square, Glasgow G3 6BY, UK
Glasgow weather is notoriously fickle and not uncommonly damp, but the sun does shine and, when it does, this extensive park in the city’s fashionable West End is the place to be. It features 66 acres to wander, picnic, or just people-watch, plus monuments like a fine statue of Victorian man of letters Thomas Carlyle and the Stewart Memorial Fountain, designed in memory of the man who brought the first and lasting supply of fresh drinking water to the city from Loch Katrine in the Trossachs Mountains of the Southern Highlands. Also on-site are four tennis courts, three children’s play areas, a skateboard park, and several picturesque riverside trails.
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