Rennie Mackintosh Station Hotel
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... stopped. After checking in, we went out for a short walk. The only problem was that by this time it was dark, and having not seen the city in the light, we were a little disorientated. We ended up walking along the river and back through the streets. There were cool pedestrian and cycling overhead bridges. By the time we got back it was past midnight and lots of the restaurants and bars had closed. We decided to skip it and just went home for a cup of ...
... at Holyrood House which is the Queens residence when she is visiting Edinburgh. The residence was closed however we were able to take some snaps through the fence and marvel at its size and grandness. It was time for dinner so a park was found near what is known as the royal mile, a long straight street running from Holyrood House to the castle. The street is very busy with tourists and locals alike and is full of touristy shops, eateries and all things Scottish. After ...
Edinburgh is a delight.
The architecture, the heritage and the history are rich and absorbing.
Our hotel is central and we have a lovely view across to Calton Hill.
The touristy shops are bright and colourful and we hear bagpipes often! Digby buys a bagpipe practice chanter, handmade - the most beautiful object.
We find the pubs warm and welcoming, many with the most ornate interiors.
We meet Ellie ...
... Catholic imagery and bringing it out to be burnt. The pillars in the nave (Pic 4) show the damage that occurred in this process. Further, the building survived bombing of the nearby dockyards in WW2. When built in the 1100's the pale sandstone would have looked stunning with a bright light interior. The smog of the industrial revolution has given it the black appearance of most older buildings ...
... he also lived in this house. The gardens from this house were used to make medicine's used at the hospital. During the Reformation in the 1550's the house past into private hands. A tailor, a brewer, a pub, gas fitters, hairdressers and a confectioner all had businesses in the first floor of this house. The upper floors were used as residences. Once again you can see how worn the stones are from hundreds of years of people walking on them. The doorways are short (people ...