In today's post, I chose to present photos from my visit to hilly Edinburgh, on a rainy day. Edinburgh truly impressed me with its Gothic ambiance. I would love to go there again, feel the chill by exploring ' underground Edinburgh' and visiting other spooky castles and graveyards.
This cemetery was opened in 1718, and became the burial place of several well-known locals, including philosopher David Hume, scientist John Playfair, architect Robert Burn, artist David Allan and distiller John Haig.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. It has a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress. Even though part of it remain in military use, the castle is now turned into a museum.
Fleshmarket Close is a 2004 crime novel by Ian Rankin, and is named after a real close in Edinburgh between the High Street and Market Street, crossing Cockburn Street. "Fleshmarket“ is the Scots term for butcher's market.