Saturday, August 16, 2008

Edinburgh

I cannot find all my photos taken in Edinburgh through the years where we have been mostly to visit my cousins who live there. However, here are a few below!

A photo I took in Princes Street in 1987

The Royal Observatory, 1989 - a great place to visit. Here's the website.

The view from the Braid Hills, 1989

(Above and below): the Forth Road and Rail bridges
See a lot of information and great photos here!

Here's a first day cover which commemorates the opening of the bridge in 1964

A busker playing and singing - and hanging from his feet - in the centre of Edinburgh!! 1996

Geoffrey and I the right way up

A postcard I bought of Princes Street in 1996

Below, photos I took from the top of the Scott Monument the same year; built in honour of Sir Walter Scott, it's well worth climbing the 287 steps to see the marvellous views!




I've scarcely scratched the surface of this wonderful city with these few snaps but I can recommend the Undiscovered Scotland Edinburgh page for lots of photos and information!

5 comments:

1st Lady said...

Great photos and postcards! The streets look quite a bit quieter. I've been training for the Scott Monument climb, so far I've made up to the (directly opposite) Ramada hotel 1.st floor cafe (or bar depending on time of day)... ;)

Jane said...

Hi 1st lady and thanks for this. I'll climb most places if there's a good cafe at the top!! Good luck with the climb up the Scott Monument eventually!
Best wishes, Jane

walk2write said...

I found your site through another one I visit regularly. I think it was Bliss. Anyway, I love your photos old and newer. I need to buy a decent scanner so I can utilize some old photos that I have. I enjoyed my visit. Have a great day!

Jane said...

Thanks for your nice message - much appreciated! I like Bliss's blog very much too - I only discovered it yesterday.
All the best, Jane

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