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!


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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

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


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