Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On the way to Glasgow we decided to stay on the shore of the largest in Scotland, Loch Lomond, as the text says one of the more popular songs among the Scots: "(...) but me and my true love will never meet again to thr bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. " From there we drove straight to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, which in 1990 was selected for the European Capital of Culture. Its name comes allegedly from the Celtic word Glas-cu, which means "beloved green place." Unfortunately we spent only a few hours there. The city is famous not only soccer, but mainly from the industrial revolution, which has just begun there. It also made one of the most famous Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1862-1928). Imitation characteristic decorative motifs of the artist can be seen in almost every shop or bar in Scotland. One gets the impression that there is a kind of fashion for "Mackintosh". Village itself seems to be disorderly and depressing. Victorian architecture and Gothic churches co-operating factories with no unique atmosphere. It is cheaper here than in the rest of Scotland, perhaps because the area is considered extremely dangerous.

Scotland probably every tourist leaves the boundaries of its kind left wanting. For it is so interesting that it is not enough to go there only once. Unfortunately, our funds are not allowed to stay for longer. It is cheaper than England, but it is one of the most expensive European country. So if you imagine Scotland as a beautiful, mountainous country with numerous lakes and moors, and the Scots as przeuroczych, cheerful guest and certainly not stingy people (here, we want to disprove a stereotype). Just have a lot of desire, and a lot of money to find that out.