The art prank on the statue to the Duke of Wellington is in keeping with the mood of Scotland's largest city.
New and old reflect each other in Glasgow.
The juxtaposition is an affect of the heavy bombing Glasgow suffered during WWII. The port and industry were targets of the German Nazis.
Thomas Carlyle is fittingly recalled. He was a towering thinker, writer, mathematician, philosopher and Victorian era commentator.
Glasgow is long on contrast and irony.
There is a rich architectural heritage.
Many in Glasgow speak with a dialect or accent that is unique among the Scots. One needs to listen carefully, and even then it can be a challenge, though a delight to hear.
It is a cultural and artistic center. It feels and looks larger than its population of some 600 thousand.
On the itinerary, the Kelvingrove, and then a place where you can not believe your eyes and onto the magnificent Irish Republic.
See you down the travel.