The Elgin Hotel
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... did reappear for about 5 minutes part way through the Tattoo but again was very light and barely noticeable. The temperature was also quite mild so, all in all, I think I was very, very lucky.
My seat was so good!! Plenty of leg room and no-one in front of me… I had a totally uninterrupted view of the whole performance. I took quite a few photos but also just had some time to just sit, watch and enjoy it rather than looking at it through the viewfinder of ...
... and then continued onto The Royal Mile.
We walked along the side wall of the Scottish Parliament had quotes sprinkled all over it from almost any source, from Scottish Proverbs to Alan Jackson. The beginning of the Royal Mile wasn't too fascinating. We came upon a friendly looking statue of Scottish poet Robert Ferguson outside of Cannonsgate church. We saw signs warning getting too close to the graves as the ground might be unstable, so we didn't look too closely at ...
... of which now escapes me. What an amazing old building, a bit reminiscent of our Birch's! There we did some brousing and Kary bought some lovely prints for Kathryn.
Lisa then led us up Rose Street to a lovely old pub, 'Dirty *****' where we enjoyed a beer and a nice plate of chips. The place's atmosphere derives from its smallness, the woodwork and the clutter of bric-a-brac on the walls and suspended from the ceiling. I determined to open a ...
... internet"clarkson's." When we found the shop, it was locked to the general public and so we rang the bell. Not sure they entriely wanted to open it for us because if you see us, we looked like typical tourists with children, but they finally managed to let us in when the kids range the bell about 4 times.
We got in and told him what we were looking for - celtic diamond bands and he lead the way. He ended up giving us a whole education of red gold, ...
... museum in the short time we has, then jumped aboard a bus to continue our city tour from the day before,
Soon it was time for dinner so we found a delightful pub & enjoyed an excellent meal. Off to the movies for Shelock Homes 2 (fantastic!!), and out in time for the street party.
We got in early (just before 9pm) and the crowds weren't too bad. but by the time we found a stage and watched one of the live bands for a while the street was packed with ...