Looking at the sun set behind the University of Glasgow’s tower from atop Kelvingrove Park.
What I love about Kelvingrove Park is how easy it is to step from the buzz of the city and into the tranquility of nature.
When I was younger, before I ever visited Glasgow, I used to love this traditional Scottish tune called “The Rose of Kelvingrove.” I was always curious about Kelvingrove, and when I’ve been living in Glasgow or just visiting, the green expanse of the park around the River Kelvin has been like a dear friend to me: the trees protect me from the rain and listen to my musings, the river paths challenging me to run for miles, the lights of the 15th Century university guiding me straight home, the museum corridors providing for endless mind wandering, the flowers reminding of beauty and sweetness.
Glasgow is a vibrant and well-cultured city, perhaps the most underrated in Europe. Kelvingrove is ones of the city’s many gems, and certainly its most gorgeous setting.
Lights on the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The quirky interior of the museum.
A splash of colour just outside the park below trendy Great Western Road.
A bridge over the River Kelvin.
Shuttered shops near Kelvingrove Park. The neighbourhood, and Glasgow’s West End, has seen a lot of gentrification in recent years.
University of Glasgow as seen from Dumbarton Road.
The university at night.
Park greenery in Spring.
Daniel Bach is a Toronto-based writer, constant traveller and Hejorama.com contributor.