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Edinburgh Skylines Scotland

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Earlier today I visited Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, to lead a walking tour for a group of ladies. Weather was blustery but dry which facilitated some reasonable pics. Some of the images below were taken from atop the Scott Monument in Princes Street, a viewpoint which did not afford much room for manoeuvre in very windy conditions.

Here is an image looking east towards Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags with the 5 star Balmoral Hotel in the foreground. Lats year I climbed both the peaks in the picture.


Here is a view of Princes Street looking west. This is area is mired in controversy at present due to the road being closed for construction of a new tramway, a process which has ground to a halt due to disputes with the contractor.


Here is a view of Calton Hill with its famous 'Athens of the North' skyline. The tower ( inverted telescope) on the left is the Nelson Monument (1816) whilst the building in the centre is the Royal High School ( no longer in use for teaching) which dates from 1829. Foreground is Dunbar's Close Garden, a fascinating little find which is open to the public and laid out in the character of an Edinburgh 17th century garden-with interesting aromas from the herbs!



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