MM 3-18 The West Court of Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum

Well, I have decided to go back to our visit last May to The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow for one more Monochrome Madness Challenge entry. This week’s submission is a photo I took of the museum’s West Court.


The West Court of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Click on the photo to see a larger version of the photo.

The museum closed its doors in 2003 for a major refurbishment and when it opened the doors again three years later visitors were astounded to see the floating heads hanging in the museum’s East Court (see my entry for MM 3-15 here) and a 1944 British Spitfire hanging from the ceiling of the West Court. And you can tell from my balcony viewpoint that the airplane hovers over a menagerie of animals including an African giraffe and a couple of Indian elephants. Some people came to see the heads, some to view the Spitfire and some to browse in one or more of the museum’s 22 galleries. So many people have come to the museum in the last ten years that the Kelvingrove is now the most popular museum in the UK outside of London.

See here for my entry for MM 3-17, a photo of a sculpture called Women of Fishermen that I found in the East Court under the floating heads.

Leanne Cole is an Australian photographer who hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. See Leanne’s website for more photos from photographers around the world and for instructions on how you, too, can submit your entry to future challenges.

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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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