Yesterday I was in Edinburgh doing some missionary work for those reprobates in the east. Edinburgh is another country. The hue of the city is different. It's dry and cold rather than warm and wet. There are a lot of suitcases. A lot of tourists. And they have a castle. And some other stuff. It is said that in Edinburgh you will get stabbed in the back. Glaswegians stab you in the front, so you see it coming. I had my inoculations and off I went.
I thought you might be interested in a photo journey from place (A) Waverley Station, to place (B).... a place of interest. Edinburgh is built on either side of a deep fissure. Princes Street and Harvey Nics on one side, the Castle and the Queen's hoose on the other. This blog follows the walk along Princes Street, then a left turn, a right turn and into Charlotte Sq. Which is a place of wonder.10 mins max. I think Cara has a French phrase for this type of walk. We call it a donner. But it sounds better in French.
On top of the train station. You can see the outline of the castle in the distance.
Posh hotel at train station
people do lie down a lot in Edinburgh. This is intellectual lying down, not drunken lying down as we do in Glasgow.
The view across the train station - Holyrood, the Royal Mile are all over there
Places Ian Rankin loves to chuck bodies off
Right above train station.
Top end of Princes Street
these are everywhere!!!
Your guess is as good as mine.
looking over to the older part of town, this is a bridge over the railway line
view along Princes Street. I think Mr Rankin has used that in novels as well.
On Princes Street, looking across the gardens
It's very difficult to cross the road here
Statue of Allan Ramsay.
The poet, not the one who sang Sugar Baby Love.
Might like to see this...
Like I say..it's Edinburgh, anything goes here
All piped out
castle in full view now
I'm turning right up here
and left into Rose Street -
the street that has most pubs in the world
or in Europe or in Edinburgh or something..
New verb? to vape. I have vamped but never vaped.
And I'm not going to start now
A wee bit o' cultur
Inside the gardens
Right location in the space time continuum. ( a miracle!)
One copy!!! Whit!!!
Why am I always sandwiched against Mr Rankin!!!
Better now!! A whole shelf of me
Defo right place
Our stage for the evening
The after event drinkie pooh place
The before event coffee place for authors. The Yurt.
I was quiet. For A full ten minutes. Hard to believe I know.
Yip. Defo me
Edinburgh rain, they all scarpered...
The wonderful Laura And Moira. Fellow writer and my PR person.
Lee Randall, our chair. American. New Yorker. But not Italian American New Yorker...
but she agreed with Annamarie's recent blog...
Fellow Writer Nicola. VTP, (very talented person)
Photo shoot - stand there and be quiet
in the spotlight
Caro 15th August 2014