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... of the royal mile. After breakfast we ventured out and decided to hoof it up to the royal mile and start at the castle end with the Camera Obscura. This is a fascinating place about illusions. There are 3 levels of different types of illusions but the main attraction is the Camera Obscura which is located at the top of the building. There are apparently few hundred Camera Obscuras in the world but this one is one of the oldest, built in the ...
... of trees, a phonecall from home brings a welcome message, as the conversation is relayed a robin sits patiently upon the stump of a tree opposite. Always welcome we see this bird as a comforter and a bringer of wellbeing and peace.
The weather ,a common topic of most days, as per usual deteriorates, a pity as the River Tweed is to be followed. The banks with their dressed paths should make for an uplifting ...
... townsfolk (about 300 in the local area) to several celebrations conducted to observe various endpoints of the filmed segments.
The photos in the collection below show the ornate details on the outside and inside of the Chapel. No photos were allowed inside the chapel, but I have included one photo taken through the open door and curtain to show a portion of the detailed walls. I also photographed some of the ...
... the rest of him being in Dunfermline (quite a lot of this used to go on) and quite possibly of Michael Scott the wizard who used to live in Aikwood Tower.
Various people have had a go at the abbey over the years with various bits being destroyed, burnt or blown up with cannonballs so it's amazing there's so much of it left really.
HVM met ...
... Michael was a first class storyteller and had the group hanging off his every word. He told us all about the murders, poltergeists and grave robbers that used to frequent old Edinburgh, quite gruesome stuff. We followed the tour with a spot of Fish and chips and a few ales. Kat had the Haggis which by all accounts in like mince with a nutty flavour. The food so far has been nice, quite bland but nice all the same. We had an ...
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