John & Anne Wiley

2018/12/22

Edinburgh Dusk

It was dusk by the time our train rolled into Edinburgh, our little suitcases rolled into the hotel, and we’d unpacked and rolled back out onto the street. Cobblestones seemed ancient, even if new, edged in the green nourished by frequent rain. How far had each of these stones traveled, and when were they formed?

7425 Set In Stone

7425 Set In Stone

After that glance we began to drink in the striking eclectic city skyline.

7447 Mixed Styles

7447 Mixed Styles

Towers beckon from a nearby hill, inviting us to climb up for a look.

7452 Hill of Towers

7452 Hill of Towers

Everywhere are memorials and statues, many adorned with moss and lichen, and defended by birds at the top of their pecking order.

7478 Living Ornamentation

7478 Living Ornamentation

The grand castle of course dominates the skyline, and snapping this I paused to ponder how many images of it must exist in the world by now.

7483 High Point

7483 High Point

The other notable hill in the old city core is this one, popular with hikers who enjoy the high vista it provides.

7487 Viewpoint

7487 Viewpoint

We returned to the hotel eager to explore in daylight, as you’ll see in the next post here.

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