Dundee

We rode the train to Dundee this morning to visit the new Victoria & Albert Museum there. It is dedicated to design and just opened two weeks ago.

The ride along the coast was spectacular- cliffs, cows, sheep, golf courses and the beautiful ocean.

The museum was the result of a design completion and is the centerpiece of a 1 billion pound waterfront redevelopment.

It was very interesting as were the exhibits and VERY popular. It was packed and it was a cool chilly Tuesday.

The permanent exhibit is of Scottish designs from the beginning of time all the way through to today. Learned that “Grand Thief Auto” was designed here. In addition to fashion, furniture, ceramics, silver, glass and fabrics the exhibit also includes a restoration of one of Charles Rennie Macintosh’s tea rooms and models of architecture including Frank Gehry’s Cancer Care Center located in Dundee

The temporary exhibit (through February) is all about ocean liners so we thought it was karma that we had to go since we are here with or cruise friends.

All of us had an enjoyable day, we are currently on the train headed back towards Aberdeen. We are planning on having Indian takeaway for supper. Yum!

Update:

Made it back and are having an Indian takeaway feast!

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