Posts Tagged ‘Kelvingrove’

Meet Trix: one of the three most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world. The 66-million-year-old fossil is the centrepiece of the “T.rex in Town” exhibit currently on display at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow – the only UK stop on Trix’s European tour.

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The real miracle that rose this Easter? The sun over Glasgow!

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A reunion 15 years in the making! You can take the girls out of Texas, but you can’t stop Monica from trying to smuggle a jar of Nutella through international customs. 🚨

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

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From a shoot this week with the all-singing, all-saw-playing cabaret marvel, Markee de Saw! (Who graciously agreed to mountaineer a near-vertical dirt slope in a ball gown to get these shots.)

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Another fantastic collaboration with burlesque and sideshow performer Kim Khaos,​ in a glittering tribute to Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor.

Shot (very appropriately) in the Egyptian Wing of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

You can see the trailer we shot for her new act below:

Kim also started her own WordPress blog recently, so you can follow of her adventures over on the GlassGirlOfGlasgow!

“Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies” at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Since I only took pictures of the more interesting exhibits, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was £5 well spent. I’m here to tell you that it was not.

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With a few hours to kill before a cinema trip – and our intended movie being less than high art – Kim and I decided to get our culture on and took a day trip to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

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Burlesque-filled birthdays and my weekend as an ad hoc tour guide (more…)

Though most people are, I think, aware of the Japanese tradition of hanami (literally “flower viewing” – the custom of admiring the cherry blossoms in spring), the corresponding period of kouyou is a little less documented. It refers to the leaves changing colour in autumn (a word, it occurs to me, for which English lacks an elegant equivalent) and it’s not uncommon for people to travel to the most scenic spots across the country on momijigari (autumn leaf hunts) in search of the most beautiful spots.

Autumn is, by no small coincidence, my favourite season, and loath to miss out on a much-beloved tradition through mere geography, I made a concerted this year to find a spot in Glasgow for a momijigari of my own. It might not have been Kyoto, but my inaugural visit to Kelvingrove Park proved a surprisingly pictureseque substitute. (more…)