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Picture of a German display at the Kelvingrove Gallerie Picture of chairs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Picture of Queen's Cross Church by Charles Rennie Mackintosh We began our second day in Glasgow with some more culture and a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Being German it was interesting to see an exhibition titled "Herzliche Grüsse", an interactive introduction into the German language and culture (above left). We then moved on to the various pictures and especially the furniture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (above right).

Our second stop was Queen's Cross Church (pictures left and below), the headquarter of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. It is the only church designed by CRM and was built 1897-1899 at the junction of Garscube Road and Maryhill Road. Especially the relief carving on stone and wood is impressive, similarly the stained glass west window.

Picture of Imke at the entrance of Queen's Cross Church Picture of the inside of Queen's Cross Church
Picture of Armin experimenting with the wind machine After all the culture we turned to science for the afternoon with a visit of the newly opened Glasgow Science Centre next to the Clyde. As the tower was closed due to problems with the lifts (and visibility would have been quite bad due to the weather) we spent most of the time in the Science Mall.

The Science Mall contains hundreds of interactive exhibits on four floors. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, you'll find everything. We only had a few hours, but could probably have spent a full day to try all the hands-on exhibits. I will probably return on my next visit to Glasgow.

On the left I'm trying to determine the effectiveness of different shapes of wind turbines. Quite interesting.
Picture of the Glasgow Science Centre: Tower and IMAX Theatre Picture of the Glasgow Science Centre: Entrance and Science Mall

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