Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EDINBURGH Spring 2015

Spending the week-end in Edinburgh with Sam also echoed my Autumn jaunt and was just as enjoyable.
Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored, it's filled with quirky nooks and crannies that tempt you to walk just a little bit further. You're never disappointed by the effort.

Edinburgh Castle-This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle dominates the skyline of Edinburgh.

    No One Attacks Me With Impunity


    The Safari Lounge, this quirky place was our neighborhood bar.

    From Calton Hill you have a panoramic view of the city. It's also famous for its collection of historic monuments, which form some of the most important landmarks of the city. The National Monument, inspired by the Parthenon in Athens was intended to commemorate the Scottish servicemen who died in the Napoleonic Wars, it was never completed leaving just the twelve columns you see today.

 Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) Invasive and beautiful!

                      One of those come-hither nooks....

    A hidden garden discovered

    View of Arthur's Seat and the ruined Holyrood Abby

Street Art

    Local color

Botanical gardens

                            The Edinburgh Marathon

Museum Of Childhood

    Sam and I found this game amusing!