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Burrell Collection

Posted by Jackie on October 11, 2010


We had friends staying the weekend, and yesterday took them to the Burrell Collection. I’ve shown the Burrell plenty of times here before, but it’s so fab there’s no harm in showing it again 🙂

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Posted by Jackie on February 23, 2010


Here’s a bit of an entrance way which is worked into the fabric of the modern building of the Burrell Collection.

I’ve not been to the Burrell for a while – we ought to go again soon, it’s so near home it’s criminal not to visit more!

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Stained glass frog?

Posted by Jackie on November 14, 2009


This isn’t actually stained glass, it’s just a representation of some stained glass at the Burrell Collection. Every time I look at the top piece the thing on the right looks like a giant frog to me. I’m sure it’s really something much more sensible.

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Burrell light

Posted by Jackie on November 13, 2009


I haven’t shown a picture from the Burrell Collection for a while. One thing I really like about the building is the way they use natural light there.

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Burrell Doorway

Posted by Jackie on April 10, 2009


Staying in the Burrell Collection, here’s one of the entrances, to the main collection. There are a number of examples of ancient doorways like this being incorporated into the fabric of the building.

I am away over the Easter weekend, but magic pictures will still appear every day.

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Burrell Statue

Posted by Jackie on April 9, 2009


Another archive photo here, this is one of the statues in the ancient Greece exhibition at the Burrell Collection. If I remember correctly, the style of the clothes indicate this woman was very rich.

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March 2009 Theme Day – Glass

Posted by Jackie on March 1, 2009


We’re back to the Burrell Collection (which I featured in a number of posts the other week) for today’s theme day, which is glass. This is the ceiling of the courtyard just past the entrance to the museum, which is full of natural light thanks to this design. Mind you, I’ve never been there during a rain or hail storm, I’m guessing it could be a bit less tranquil then!

Lots of city daily photo blogs are participating in this theme day today. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants and see glass from around the world.

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Bible tapestry

Posted by Jackie on February 21, 2009


This is one of my favourite exhibits at the Burrell, a 15th (or was it 16th) century German tapestry of Old Testament stories. Some of them are easier to spot than others – it should be reasonably easy for you to see Jonah and the whale, and Daniel in the Lions’ Den is there too (typical me, I missed most of the well-known stories off the photo). I think there are 34 stories in total.

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4 Fish

Posted by Jackie on February 20, 2009


This is a piece of French pottery (I forgot which century, sorry!), one of the Burrell exhibits which I really liked. Can you see all four fish?

In other news, Jakob from Florida has awarded me a Kreativ Blogger award. I’m not going to pass it on this time due to time constraints and because I visit far more than 7 excellent and deserving photo blogs. But I’m delighted to link to the Florida photo blog, and am thoroughly jealous at the obvious warmth and sun they’re having over there!


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Posted by Jackie on February 19, 2009


One of the exhibits I really liked was this one – a set of toys and accessories made from everyday goods: bottletops, telephone wires, etc.

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