The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

Tucked just off Buchan Street, is a tiny museum called The Lighthouse. It’s near the bottom of Buchanan Street, beside Pretty Green. You will know you have the right lane by the neon signs.

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

Enter the building called The Lighthouse and keep going up, to the fourth floor. The escalators are tiny, only meant for one person. The building is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, combining some offices, event space, a Mackintosh museum and awesome views of the city centre.

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

Mackintosh is pretty well known in my house, my parents have quite a few pieces of his and I have inherited some teal pillows. His designs are so simple, I love the straight patterns as well as the font.

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

Wandering through the Mackintosh museum you will come across a set of stairs, approximately 230 stairs to be exact. Looking up from the bottom you can see how much this staircase spirals.

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

From the top!

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

A panoramic of the view, from older buildings to more modern buildings. The weather is definitely very typical of Glasgow, blue and gorgeous on one side, grey on the other.

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

I love the floral structures that decorate Princes Square.

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane