The second week of my UK adventure took me by train to the beautiful English countryside where I judged a private dog show. (When traveling one must rise to the duties as assigned.) Is that a storm in the distance?
We then traveled via train to Glasgow for this:
Traveling from the conference to our university accommodations afforded us daily walks through the Botanic Gardens. Nice commute!
Downside of trip to Glasgow: the piece of luggage that carried all my clothing was taken from the train. The upside: It was insured and I got to go shopping! This is the fantastically convenient shopping area in downtown Glasgow.
My favorite purchase, from the Doc Martin Store, to celebrate the death of DOMA back home. (Thanks for celebrating, Mita!)
In Glasgow a special Laydeez do Comics was held by Sarah Lightman and Nicola Streeten (pictured below) and very well attended. You can read the visual blog of the event here.
Upstairs in the very cool Centre for Contemporary Art, where Laydeez was held:
In Glasgow Mita and I also did some touring. We visited the Gallery of Modern Art
where we fell in love with the work of Nikki de Saint Phalle, especially the process and documentation of her shooting paintings. We also visited the Necropolis. What a fantastic name for a hillside cemetery, right?
We also walked through George Square, where seagulls and pigeons have made it quite clear what they think of the many statued men.
Which I feel compelled to compare to a slide from Laydeez co-founder Nicola Streeten‘s presentation at the Comics & Medicine conference in Brighton. But more on that next post.