Edinburgh: 2 days in the Scottish Auld Reekie
What happens over two days in Edinburgh?
I had an opportunity in early November to visit a friend in Edinburgh, Scotland; the city was a place I’d been looking forward to visiting for some time.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone the weather was cool, wet, grey, and windy … except when it was cool, dry, clear, and windy. The weather summary might have appeared something like: “mostly cloudy with rainshowers, accompanied by fresh westerlies and occasional clear spells.”
But coming from Vancouver, Canada, I really should be made of sterner stuff. Besides, the Old and New Town areas in Edinburgh were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Here below a few highlights:
Whiski Rooms: haggis with neeps and tatties
Lower left: Whiski’s rolled & breaded haddock, crushed peas, triple-cooked chips, with tartar sauce. Lower right: Macsween’s Haggis, bashed neeps, mashed potato, crispy leeks, with whiskey sauce – 6 Nov 2012
A stop at Holyrood Park for …
Arthur’s Seat (top), Salisbury Crags (bottom) : Holyrood Park – 7 Nov 2012
… a walk below Salisbury Crags
Along and below the escarpment that is Salisbury Crags – 7 Nov 2012
Edinburgh from “above” : Castle Hill at left, Calton Hill at right – 7 Nov 2012
End-to-end on the Royal Mile
East end of Royal Mile, Abbey Strand at the Palace of Holyroodhouse – 7 Nov 2012
West end of Royal Mile, at Castle Hill – 8 Nov 2012
Getting to the heart of Midlothian
Heart of Midlothian, Parliament Square West, Royal Mile – 7 Nov 2012
Up to Calton Hill
Noon at the peak: uncompleted National Monument, Nelson Monument, City Observatory – 8 Nov 2012
Top: Parliamentary Cairn, Nelson Monument, uncompleted National Monument. Bottom: view south towards Holyrood’s Salisbury Crags & late-fall noontime sun. Calton Hill – 8 Nov 2012
In silhouette – 8 Nov 2012.
A kilted Scot on the bagpipes
The Mound, East Princes Street Gardens – 8 Nov 2012
Fish and chips, cold Guinness
£8.50 lunch special with a cold pint: The Fiddlers Arms, Grassmarket – 8 Nov 2012
Days must give way to nights
Candlemarker Row, Merchant Street, George IV Bridge, from Greyfriars Kirkyard – 8 Nov 2012
Evening rush in New Town : east on Princes St., between Hanover and South Saint David St. – 8 Nov 2012
Last one to leave, please turn out the lights …
I made the photos above with a 4th-generation iPod Touch and a Canon EOS450D during 7–8 November 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.