Friday, 11 September 2015

Edinburgh - in threes

This year we only had a very brief visit to Edinburgh - three nights in fact - so here's a potted guide to Edinburgh in threes.

Three iconic views  -

 The castle from Princes Street Gardens

Holyrood Palace

and the old town -Victoria Street with its sky-scraper houses

Three skyline shots - from the roof of the National Museum

 looking towards Princes Street and the Scott Monument

 and back up to the Royal Mile

Three night-time shots

 Three book events - we always call in at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and this year I caught two events there - Sara Baume and Ian Stephen, both in the running for the First Book Award, and Lucy Wood and Sarah Hall  - and a book-related fringe event - a Literary Death Match 

Three new things - exploring the City of Edinburgh museum, walking from Dean Village alongside the Water of Leith, and eating haggis pizza

There's always plenty of things happening along the Royal Mile at Fringe-time, so ..

 Three acts out promoting on the Royal Mile

Three guitarists, well four actually,

 Three more acts out 'flyering' on the Mile - and I could probably have come up with thirty-three more!

 Three trips to the seaside - It's easy to forget that Edinburgh is almost on the coast but one evening we went out to the harbour at Newhaven,

 then on to the country park at Gypsy Brae to catch the sunset behind the Forth bridges

and one morning I went paddling at Portobello with a new best friend.

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