Edinburgh - gloomy & beautiful

by Jovana Lakic July. 07, 2020 730 views
Calton Hill, with a monument of a Scottish Philosopher, Dugald Steward, and the view of the city

Calton Hill, with a monument of a Scottish Philosopher, Dugald Steward, and the view of the city

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.

Old Calton Burial Ground.

Old Calton Burial Ground.

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.

Old Calton Cemetery.

Old Calton Cemetery.

The view from the Calton Hill

The view from the Calton Hill

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Stained glass window, Edinburgh Castle

Stained glass window, Edinburgh Castle

The cannons, Edinburgh Castle

The cannons, Edinburgh Castle

Another view of the city

Another view of the city

Close - Narrow alleyway

Close - Narrow alleyway

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.

Fleshmarket close

Fleshmarket close

The old town

The old town

The old town

The old town

The old town

The old town

The old town

The old town

A clairvoyant's booth

A clairvoyant's booth

University of Edinburgh, people lining up for a concert at Edinburgh Festival

University of Edinburgh, people lining up for a concert at Edinburgh Festival

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Heraldic plaque of James V

Heraldic plaque of James V

Boer War Memorial, North Bridge

Boer War Memorial, North Bridge

Modern architecture of Scottish Parliament

Modern architecture of Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament Building

Scottish Parliament Building

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Piotr B 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi Jovana, 

Nice pics. I could smell the scent of fresh air while looking at them. Yes, the scent of fresh air, this is what I associate Scotland with.

I lived and studied in Glasgow for about two years. True, sunny weather does not make headlines in Scotland... or maybe it does as it is not the most common occurrence there. Judge it by its verdancy, lovely people and whisky (if you fancy the latter). Cheers, Piotr.

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Piotr B 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi Piotr, thank you for the comment - it is true, I associate Scotland with fresh air too, greenery, cheerful people  (I love the accent), and of course whisky. I love the controversial movie Trainspotting with Ewan McGregor, too - filmed in Edinburgh).

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Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir 8 months, 3 weeks ago

My favourite place on the planet :) Posting Edinburgh photos very soon :)

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi Aleksandra, I am looking forward to your post:) It is such an interesting place!smile

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Jay Boggess 9 months ago

Wonderful comprehensive tour and excellent camera work!
Makes me want to go for a visit!grinning

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Jay Boggess 9 months ago

Thank you, Jay, I appreciate your comment. It is really an interesting placesmile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jovana Lakic 9 months ago

My pleasure!
+1 smile +1

ps..thanks for "liking" my Peaceful Sunset image!

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 3 weeks ago

smile+1

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jovana Lakic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

smile

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Antonio Gil 9 months, 1 week ago

Brings me back good memories. Thanks for sharing Jovana

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 1 week ago

I am glad the post brings back the good moments, Antoniosmile You are welcome!

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