Hope Springs Eternal For Winter in Glasgow

My friend John's in Rome so I've got a shot of Shuggie for a couple of days, it's been ages and I'd forgotten how big he is, it's like taking a blonde Lion for a walk. Noticed the fountain in Kelvingrove Park was finally up and running today. Learned from an official with rubber gloves and a clipboard that the opening ceremony was to be in the afternoon...sounds like another great excuse not to be sewing.

The cherubs are back for the first time since the 1930's!

Reading a tablet this monumental with today's date on the inscription is a bit eerie.

This afternoon's proceedings kicked off with a reenactment of the original ceremony. A schoolboy in the crowd fainted.

The fountain was built in 1872 to commemorate Lord Provost Stewart of Murdostoun who had been instrumental in delivering Glasgow's new water supply system from Loch Katrine. Today is the 150th anniversary of the Loch Katrine water system. The refurbished fountain will now flow all year round.

The Right Honourable Lord Provost of Glasgow Bob Winter. Who was very friendly and took a card for the blog. I think we had the same patent shoes on. Don't ever say Style Scanner doesn't bring you the top brass!

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