Even though Edinburgh is a little over two hours away by car and a bit less by train, it might come as a shock to readers to know that I don't often visit this place as I am always unfortunate enough to encounter rain. I will be coming up to a milestone in this blog shortly and I may risk becoming more biographical once again ... for a moment, so I thought I would take the opportunity of digging into my pre blog unseen images archive to show where I came from photographically. It has to be said at this point that I had to motivate myself to show you this set as many people will be expectant of many great tourist exhibits here. You never know, one day I may return and do these buildings some justice.
|All rails lead to Waverley station|
|No parking ... or rather that's what people think of it !|
The National Gallery of Scotland also seen in the title image was built in 1859 and is the official home of the Scottish Art collection. It overlooks Waverley railway station.
|No light on Edinburgh Castle here !!|
All tourists are drawn to the Old town for obvious reasons and whichever way that is chosen from the numerous options, the result of tiredness is always the outcome !!
|Trendy Cockburn Street|
|Vantage point improving with height|
|Throwing light on unknown Edinburgh|
|I wonder if he believes this|
|"Yes, I really am Mel Gibson, I mean ... William Wallace"|
|Anyone seen this before ?? !!|
|Others ... maybe not !!|
|Unusually, there are hard earned opportunities for the photographer here|
|Following the crowds into the Castle|
I didn't leave myself enough time for the Castle today and the ticket queue was too long at this time of day, so I just enjoyed the view down to Princes Street, the newer town, The River Forth and The Kingdom of Fife in the background.
|It was time to head back out ...|
|... through the arch ...|
|... and back down those steps ...|
|... to Scott's Monument|
The monument is virtually adjacent to the railway station so it was time for me to take off and disappear from Edinburgh once again ...