Japan Colleague Reunion No. I’veLostCount: Jess! 🇯🇵🇦🇺

A photo I borrowed from Jess during her visit, amid a record-breaking four JET reunions in a one-year period.

I attempted to give her a condensed, one-day tour of the city’s star attractions. Kicking things off: Glasgow Cathedral.

Trivia: one of the few Scottish medieval churches (and the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland) to have survived the Reformation not unroofed.

Next up: the neighbouring Necropolis – a sprawling Victorian cemetery where some 50,000 people are buried.

What better place for a selfie?

Next next-door neighbour: Provand’s Lordship – oldest house in Glasgow. (This photo is near-identical to the one I took on my birthday except that the trees have come in and are now blocking the view of the Royal Infirmary.

Bumble bee: best of bees.

Other inhabitants of the St Nicholas Gardens.

Onwards to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: housing some of the most beautiful examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work like this tearoom interior.

This particular section houses the largest permanent display of work in the world by the key names in the Glasgow Style movement. (Which, to be fair, you’d expect from a Glaswegian museum.)

And lastly: the Botanic Gardens.

Once I got home from dinner (Japanese, naturally), I felt slightly vindicated at my exhaustion upon checking my phone and realising we’d walked almost 12 miles in a single day.

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