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... deep connection with them at that point, and this was reaffirmed today. On our walk back to the hotel we passed the bagpiper again, who had been joined by another Scot in a kilt so I had a better photo with them this time, and got to enjoy a little more music. Tonight we saw The Imitation Game, a film about Alan Turing and the work of the Enigma code breakers at Bletchley Park. It was an incredible film, exceptionally moving and a definite huge competitor at the Oscars this ...
So this time I'll let my photos do the talking as really there’s only so much of me blathering on about castles and old stuff before it gets boring.
In our last few days we enjoyed the following:
- A few old churches and cathedrals… some still whole and in use and others ruins
... and ensuring his workers were happy, so there were clubs and facilities for them. Good working conditions, shorter work days. The village shops sold things at a better quality and cheaper price than anywhere else nearby, and the profits went back into he facilities. Etc, etc. Came back home, and made plans to go out in the evening with Callum. We ended up going to get a meal at a place called The Mosque Kitchen, which served ...
... huge, heavy books. Then we went to these two museums that showed the old jails that were used to house prisoners if war. Before we left we got to see them fire the 1 o'clock canon. They used to have a big tower that had a ball drop at 1 to tell ships what time it was. This wasn't particle because it was often rainy and cloudy so the ships couldn't see it. So they started using a canon and they shot it at 1 so they would only have to pay for 1 ...
... and Craigmillar Castle was left behind. It wasn't until 1949 that one of the Gilmour descendants entrusted the castle to the state.
We walked the Innocent Rail Trail to Craigmillar Castle, about 4 miles from our apartment and lucked out with great weather for touring and taking pictures of the many nooks, crannies, and secret passages! ...