Tag Archives: Edinburgh

The Terror Tour

It’s after midnight and I just got back to the hotel after a one and a half walking tour, underground! Edinburgh was originally the land spanning out from the castle for about half a mile. Around it were six other hills. As the old town grew, and they ran short on space, five bridges were […]

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Robby Burns Resting Place and more…

My climb up Jacob’s Ladder was rewarded with this wedding cake of a monument to Robert Burns. These two characters were hanging out in the shade of a sycamore. I walked around the monument to see if I could get a shot with more light and stumbled into a small garden and then down to […]

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New and Old Friends

Five years ago I had the pleasure to meet Gus at my friends Sam and Kelli Peacock’s BBQ. Gus was visiting from Edinburgh and we had a great chat out on the deck. I had the pleasure of his and his girlfriend’s company while I was in Edinburgh one night. We met at Joseph Pearce […]

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Up Close and Down Wynd

The Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland, is known as the Royal Mile or High Street. Small alleyways and courtyards connect the surrounding streets.  Allies were named after a memorable occupant of one of the apartments reached by the common entrance, or a trade of one the residents. In the old days the private alleys were gated and […]

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Jaccob’s Ladder

I had restless night with the heat. Like hotels in San Fran, in Edinburgh they don’t worry too much about air conditioning. My room is on the west side of the building and the paulty air conditioner can’t compete with the long setting sun. So after the red-eye flight, and a fretfull first night, my […]

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Arrival Fit for a Queen

The flight to Heathrow was my first on a two story plane. I napped on the long flight to Heathrow. Outside the airport windows it looked dreary but not a surprise since everyone warned me as much. The airport looked like a shopping mal l and I perched myself at a seafood bar and feasted […]

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Curiosity Pays Off

I was so excited to get out and capture the beautiful images I was seeing out the window of the tram that I got off an left my sweater. Luckily I banged on the door and the porter retrieved my abbandoned sweater before they left the station. Then I walked a few blocks to my […]

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Botanical Gardens

On this sunny morning the the Royal Botanical Gardens were full of children running and parents chasing. The last of the blooms were on the azaleas and rhododendrons. Surprisingly the Gardens are free. They was founded in 1670 for medicinal plants but now exceeds 3 million preserved species. I opted to take the paid Glasshouse […]

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