Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scenes from Edinburgh, Scotland



On the day of the Scottish independence vote, I thought I would post some photos from my last trip there about two years ago that have never seen the light of day.

Edinburgh in particular holds a very near and dear place in my heart. Foremost, one of my best friends lives there. But also, because it's this sort this fantastical city, a beautiful mélange of Old World charm, modernity, hipstery-ness, art culture, university town, and green outdoor spaces. And cafés of all types. And the most, most gorgeous Northernly light that I have ever experienced. I gawk from the moment I get off the plane/train every time I'm there--so much so that I usually forget to even raise my camera for a photo. I can't wait to see the rest of Scotland some day, too. From the paintings I've seen the National Galleries, the rest of Scotland promises to be equally jaw-dropping (This painting of the Isle of Skye is my favorite landscape painting from the galleries. Better version here.)


[Above: Arthur's Seat and Crags. Below: view of Edinburgh from atop Arthur's Seat]


However the independence vote turns out, here's wishing the best for Scotland!

8 comments:

  1. It really is a fantastical city. Great photos!

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I was recently in Edinburgh. Never quite managed to get to Authur's seat on that trip though.

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  3. I studied in a small town just outside Edinburgh between my 1st and 2nd years of college. What a beautiful city! And I did get to explore the rest of Scotland--the Isle of Skye is such a stunning place. The texture of the landscape there is unreal. These are beautiful photos!

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  4. Thank you for posting these beautiful photos. We were in Edinburgh this past April and it is truly a magical place. Loved our visit and hope to return before too long. Interested to see how things turn out later today!

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  5. Beautiful photos! I love how you captured the majestic and cosy sides of this magnificent city (I truly miss it!)

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  6. Is that Love Crumbs? Love that place!!

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