Friday, June 17, 2011

Scenes from Scotland

A few weeks ago, I was able to spend a short couple of days in Edinburgh, Scotland, visiting a good friend of mine and doing academic stuff.  It was officially a work trip, so much of the time was spent in cafes or offices, working away at various things (yay to the British and their tea), but I did get to snap some photos--though not as many as I would have liked because, let me tell you right now, the light in Scotland is some of the most beautiful that I have ever witnessed.  It's truly, truly incredible.  And the city is amazing, too.  Squint and you can just pretty much see painted-face Scots storming through the valley to the castle, with flags flying and swords waving.  Anyways, here are some postcards from Scotland for you.


Faux-laroids after the jump....


25 comments:

  1. Phenomenal wonderful glimpses of Scotland. So glad you were able to fit in a little bit of play in between work :)

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  2. You couldn't imagine how much I wanned to be there. As everywhere in UK :)

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  3. Oh, I love Edinburgh. Getting the train up there (from London, where I live) is one of my favourite things to do ever, ever, ever. Did you climb Arthur's seat? Fuck me, that's exhausting. I bought some proper fudge in a beautiful shop before I walked up it and kept on stopping for fudge breaks. It was hard getting to the top, but totally worth it.

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  4. That's my city! I love living in Edinburgh, it's true that it's absolutely saturated with history and culture - the buildings are all old and beautiful, the streets are windy, there's always a hidden gem of a shop to be found.

    It's lovely to be able to see it through the eyes of a tourist, makes me appreciate it all the more.

    What Emily Ate

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  5. Those are incredible! I'm especially loving that coffee photograph. :-) So beautiful!!!

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  6. Beautiful...I'd love to visit Scotland. What exactly was the academic work you were doing there?

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  7. Beautiful photos! I love the choice of black and white for some and color for others!

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  8. Such good photographs! What beautiful scenes!

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  9. Breathtaking. My younger sister has this special love for Scotland, your photos show me why.

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  10. oh my, what absolutely gorgeous photos! I'll be in Edinburgh this December for a week for my honeymoon, and I just cannot wait. the city looks gorgeous and magical, and I hope you had an amazing time!

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  11. beautiful :) Love me some English Breakfast tea. The boyfriend is British and has got me hooked. It is a beautiful place, the light is intense and rich

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  12. So lovely! The light does look perfect!

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  13. What a coincidence, I`m going to visit a good friend of mine in Edinburgh in September :) Would you tell me about your favorite cafes/places?

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  14. Beautiful photos! I went to Scotland about 2 years ago! you're right, the lighting is fantastic! I remember so many of my photos turning out far better than I expected. I'll have to look them up and see what I can find again!
    ~Nancy Lewis~

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  15. Dude we HAVE to hang out. I can't loose the opportunity of living SO close to such a beautiful photographer and learn nothing! :-)

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  16. Your pictures speak thousand words. And now I want to plan my next trip to Scotland.

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  17. Beautiful photos! I went to Scotland about 2 years ago! you're right, the lighting is fantastic! I remember so many of my photos turning out far better than I expected. I'll have to look them up and see what I can find again!
    ~Nancy Lewis~

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  18. beautiful :) Love me some English Breakfast tea. The boyfriend is British and has got me hooked. It is a beautiful place, the light is intense and rich

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  19. Such good photographs! What beautiful scenes!

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  20. Beautiful photos! I love the choice of black and white for some and color for others!

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  21. Those are incredible! I'm especially loving that coffee photograph. :-) So beautiful!!!

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  22. That's my city! I love living in Edinburgh, it's true that it's absolutely saturated with history and culture - the buildings are all old and beautiful, the streets are windy, there's always a hidden gem of a shop to be found.

    It's lovely to be able to see it through the eyes of a tourist, makes me appreciate it all the more.

    What Emily Ate

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  23. Oh, I love Edinburgh. Getting the train up there (from London, where I live) is one of my favourite things to do ever, ever, ever. Did you climb Arthur's seat? Fuck me, that's exhausting. I bought some proper fudge in a beautiful shop before I walked up it and kept on stopping for fudge breaks. It was hard getting to the top, but totally worth it.

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  24. These photographs are amazing. I can't wait to discover Scotland! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. The YummyblogsistersAugust 23, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    we used to live in Edinburgh, great photos, brings back memories :)

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