A lingering look at Glasgow windows

Looking in to those famous tea room windows

Looking in to those famous tea room windows

Well, you knew it was going to happen, didn’t you?  There was never any doubt that I’d find a few interesting windows in Glasgow. The difficulty will be knowing where to stop!  The Willow Tea Rooms were a treat for the eyes and other parts too.

Cream tea, anyone?

Cream tea, anyone?

I didn’t have time for ‘the works’ but I can vouch for the whisky and sultana slice.  I’d better do this in gallery form, or we’ll be here all day!  Just click on any photo, as usual.

I came across all kinds of architecture, as you would in a city.

But the saddest window of all?  The view from the coach, going home.

The misty rain-drenched valleys!

The misty rain-drenched valleys!

I hope you enjoyed my tour of Glasgow windows.  I’m off to see what Dawn has in her Lingering windows challenge this week.  Come join me?

 

94 comments

    1. Lovely to hear from you, Kathryn 🙂 Hope things are sorting themselves out. I’m newly back from Poland and my neice’s wedding so I’m still catching up.

  1. I’m amazed you much you really manage to see and capture during the short time you where in Glasgow. I wish you had time to go inside the Princes Shopping Centre, but it’s a beautiful building outside too. Fantastic gallery again … of course.
    I’m really passionate about Glasgow … will become 1/4 of a Swedish millionaire in 5 days time, so time to do a serious bucket list. *smile

    1. Woo-hoo! 🙂 I’d have to sell the house in England and in Portugal too to have that amount. Then I’d be a proper Nomad! You’ve earned it, girl, and you’ll enjoy spending it. 🙂 Hugs, Vivi!

      1. Jo, not so much in £ …. but converted into SEK – it gives 11 times more. Glad it wasn’t the other way around.
        Yes, I have really worked hard and long for the money and there was a hick up with the payment, because I had filled in the form wrongly, so likeness me.
        So over email with Julie … it’s no sorted and she has made the payment today.
        Now there is a big chance that .. I will pop up in Portugal. *smile 1/4 millionaire hug …

  2. I can see you need to return to Glasgow Jo. You did well for a short visit but it sounds like you’d relish all the Charles Rennie Mackintosh places, I stayed a week last year and was still sad to leave. Gorgeous pics too!

    1. I have one last Rennie Mackintosh post to put up this morning, Julie, and that’s the end of the adventure for a little while. Poland next!
      Many thanks for your visit and kind words. 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed this post so much. a few of the collages were my favorite – but all were so fun. superb. 🙂 have a nice day dear restless Jo! ~yvette

  4. Great photos! So many fascinating windows, but of course the ones with the food in them are the best. 🙂 The juxtaposition of the modern and classic architecture is really interesting.

    1. I think you get this mix in most of our cities, Jackie, but Glasgow is definitely meeting the future head on while hanging on to some of the nicer bits of its past. Long may it continue. 🙂

  5. Hola Giovanna!
    riesci sempre felicemente a cogliere e a farci respirare l’atmosfera della località in cui ci porti, perfetto quindi l’inizio goloso in quella sala da tè ! le architetture delle finestre sono straordinarie e le foto le mettono bene in evidenza, anche stamane ottima passeggiata in tua compagnia
    un grosso bacio

    can you always happily to grasp and make us breathe the atmosphere of the place where it harbors, perfect then the beginning greedy in the tea room! Windows architectures are extraordinary and the photos are good, even excellent walk this morning in your company
    a big kiss

    1. Ventis, you always have the power to make me smile. I know you will have a treat in store for me when I visit yours later 🙂 My skies are flawlessly blue this morning! Buona giornata, cara 🙂

    1. Ah, you missed the photo of that! (whisky slice) I think it was in my Monday walk 🙂 Amazing time, Suze? I’ll catch up with you sometime this weekend. Have a good one 🙂

  6. It is always dangerous for me to visit your delightful sight because I want to return or visit the new places you take me too. Glasgow is really calling my name…I should return some day. 🙂

  7. The teahouse windows have some delectable treats inside, enough to lure me in for sure. I love all the Glasgow windows, especially the fancy Princes Shopping Center. It sounds like it was a fun trip, Jo!

    1. That shopping centre is supposed to be fantastic inside, Cathy. I would loose you in there, for sure! Have you had a busy week? I was about to come looking for you this morning. Any nice weekend plans or are you saving the excitement for Easter? (and Sarah’s birthday) Hugs, darlin 🙂

      1. I’ve been having some fun this weekend, Jo, and I’m heading off to Baltimore this morning for a Pirateer Festival. Ahoy, matey! I’ll hopefully be able to post some this afternoon. You know all my time is consumed with job search (fruitless!) and novel editing (and cutting – got rid of 24 pages this week!) The finish line for that novel is drawing near, finally. 🙂

  8. Did you go into Princes Square? It is one of my most favourite shopping centres. I used to go there, go up to the top level, buy a coffee and sit on the balcony by the balustrade (beautiful wrought iron work in the art nouveau style) and just admire the whole building. 🙂

    1. Oh darn! 😦 Viveka recommended that I should but it was one of the first places I spotted and I didn’t want to spend time in a shopping centre with so much else to see. That and not seeing the Kelvingrove Art Museum are regrets. And ‘House of an Art Lover’, of course. Something tells me I need to go back, Elaine 🙂

  9. I can see you’ll be back there again when you can Jo ! fabulous windows for the challenge .. you must have been tres excited … I would have been Lol

    1. I can just about manage the stairs, Sue 🙂 I was out Nordic walking this morning and am feeling really tired this afternoon. Must be all those Glasgow hills catching up with me.
      Go on- you’ve persuaded me! A cream scone with jam, please 🙂

    1. It’s the first time I’d come across Forever 21, Ad. It looked good but I had no time to shop. Viveka recommended the Princes Shopping centre but I didn’t even have time to stick my nose in. (the price tags might have frightened me anyway) 🙂

  10. Some nice windows here Jo, and as you say, who can resist a tea room. Looks very inviting 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed taking this tour around Glasgow with you, I’ve seen it with completely new eyes and will never forget those murals 🙂

      1. 🙂 I had been doing too much tonight suffering but our plant sale pick up is Sat. and then following week I was actually invited to share Easter with my Mom lol my brother must be busy 🙂

    1. There’s a jewellers downstairs, Viv, so I went in but couldn’t really see enough from down there. Anyway, I’d promised myself half hour sit down, out of the rain 🙂

  11. A fabulous tour through the Glaswegian streets Jo. I admire your persistence in the wet weather, I think I might have lingered longer in that tea-room 🙂
    Jude xx

  12. I love these windows Jo. Why? Because they belong to some very beautiful buildings. And certainly more interesting than what I see everyday. The cake you show us in the tearoom window looks absolutely decadent!

    1. I never even stopped to look on the way in, Colline- I was so delighted to have found the Rennie Mackintosh tea rooms (and to get out of the rain). The architecture was every kind of fabulous! 🙂

  13. These photos are amazing! Especially the cake shop- ooh those meringues!
    I haven’t been to Glasgow since 1974 when my brother married a Glasgow girl x it looks like it is worth a return visit x

    1. Ooh, yes- especially if you’ll have free lodgings 🙂
      I didn’t spot the meringues till I came back out, but I’ll be aware next time. I hope there’s a next time because I have so much more to see.
      Many thanks for stopping by 🙂

      1. Yes Jo, I’m from the land down under, how did you guess 😊? I don’t think a window tour of town would be quite as beautiful somehow.

    1. Thanks, Meg 🙂 Unbelievably we have sunshine today and almost balmy temps (19C!). I’ve been out with the Nordic walkers locally and am slumped in a heap now.

  14. Saw those things – I am always being dragged around the shops 😦 There was one with windows full of sewing machines which was the only one to impress me – the contents looked very glum and very expensive 🙂

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