Monday, 6 August 2018

Edinburgh 1

The Men of Note concert tour of Scotland started out in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland since the 15th century. The population of the whole city area is approximately 1.4 million people, fairly small as cities go, but what a lovely place it is. We stayed at the Apex Waterloo Hotel, right in the downtown area. The first day we went on a walking tour of historic Edinburgh, ably guided by Mike, who was not only very knowledgeable, but entertaining with personality plus!
A selection of Edinburgh streetscapes.... sorry, I can't remember the names of all the streets or the history of the buildings. I should have taken notes but........








11 comments:

Marie Smith said...

We loved that city too, steeped in history, so beautiful. We walked a lot, saw a great deal and enjoyed the local food and spirits. Thanks for the reminder.

Anvilcloud said...

It does look like a great place to wander.

LL Cool Joe said...

I've never been to Edinburgh, or maybe I did as a kid. We went to Scotland once, but I remember very little about it apart from the mountains and the rain. I'm not a fan of cities but it does look very interesting and characterful.

Wendy said...

Such beautiful old buildings! Enjoy your stay.

William Kendall said...

Magnificent shots! I'd love to see Edinburgh someday.

Elephant's Child said...

A friend goes to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival every year he can. He, like you, loves it. And I can see why.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

I love Edinburgh - it has a good feel in the centre, the architecture's interesting, there's loads going on and, though recognisably British, it is also most definitely Scottish too! Hope you got to Calton Hill, Holyrood (the palace, not the parliament - possibly the world's ugliest public building) and, of course, the castle.

bestfriend said...

love it.
thanks for sharing.
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bill burke said...

What a grand place to walk around and enjoy the scenery and history. Love your photos!

Joared said...

Intriguing area to explore, methinks!

Pat Tillett said...

So much history there. Love your photos.
Scenes like this really remind me how new (relatively speaking) the U.S. is.