Sights and Scenes in Edinburgh

Besides visiting Edinburgh Castle, we took in some other sights during our stay in the Scottish capital. We went to the Camera Obscura, with its ‘world of illusions’. We had some good, clean fun there but I wouldn’t rank it as Edinburgh’s number one attraction, as tripadvisor does.

This photo shows our hot spots. As you can see, my hayfeverish nose was very hot indeed.

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We visited the Queen’s residence in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Like the castle, the palace set off my allergies to dust and pollen. In fact, there was no palace room open to the public in which I did not sneeze (perhaps I’m allergic to royalty too).

Why is it that Elizabeth is never at home when I call?

The streets of Edinburgh were filled with tourists: Australians, Americans, Japanese, Italian and French.

The main streets in the Old Town also seemed to be constantly full of black plastic bags of garbage.   It wasn’t as bad as Naples, but still, it was an eyesore.

Posters in the Old Town

Intriguing stairways and alleys.

As for the weather, the temperature was quite mild. There was serious rain only on Saturday, our last day. The evenings were lovely – it stayed light until well after 10 p.m.

Rainy Saturday at the National Gallery

Park near Princes Street, where thistles are a garden feature.


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Secret Agent Lu likes travelling, reading, neuroses (all kinds), the Orient, cities, feet and science.
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