I’ve been to a lot of cities, so for this week’s City photo challenge from Dutch goes the Photo! I had a lot of pictures from which I could choose. And somehow I knew that I wanted to go with Edinburgh. It’s one of the cities I can definitely imagine living in and it’s a special one. With its gloomy weather and and fascinating history, it seems like a good fit. I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to go back and for how long, all I know is that sometimes, especially during this year’s hot summer, I check up on the Edinburgh weather and sigh, wishing I wasn’t melting in Continental Europe, but instead was sitting in a small dark pub, writing my book and looking at the soft rain in Scotland.
The Scott Monument in Edinburgh is the highest monument dedicated to a writer in Europe. It celebrates Sir Walter Scott, who helped shape and popularize Scottish culture. The first time I was in Edinburgh it was closed, so I couldn’t climb its almost 300 small, winding steps (so sad, seeing how I love stairs). This past weekend I returned and the Monument was on the agenda.Continue reading “Scott Monument”
I am going back to Edinburgh this weekend!
I am so excited! Last time we were there it became clear that four days weren’t enough to see everything. So it was decided that we should go back. Even with that day approaching I don’t think it will be the only time I go back to that city.
Of all the cities I’ve visited, Edinburgh is one of my favourites. I already have my tickets booked for my next visit in a couple of months and I can definitely imagine living there one day. And no visit to Edinburgh can go without visiting the castle. High above everything, on a hill in the city center, you just can’t ignore it.Continue reading “Edinburgh Castle”
As a self-proclaimed melancholic soul and someone who can’t swim, I am usually not a big fan of the sea. I certainly wouldn’t picture a summer sea side vacation when I think of a perfect trip.
But I do like a winter sea. Taking a walk by the sea in gloomy weather is something that I definitely would enjoy, if I had lived somewhere that had a sea. But I never really did, so I haven’t had the chance to take many moody, grey walks, staring at the horizon and contemplating life. I feel like it’s something that would quiet the mind. Continue reading “Edinburgh’s sea side”