Edinburgh House Hotel
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... city. (earmarked for another day!) Walked right to the end and cut up through "Advocates Close to "The Royal Mile". This is like walking back in time. Cobbled stone roads and history all round you. Every building has something to look at and a story. It's a market day due to summer school holidays, so lots if stalls, buskers , and people. Look down the street all the way to the sea! ...
... I recommend it: Mamma Roma, Leith Walk, if you're ever in Edinburgh.
It was a good show, in a beautiful theatre. We didn't get all the references, but we've been here long enough to understand a quite a lot. His (Irish) accent got in the way sometimes, especially when he spoke quickly, but it didn't take long for something else funny to come up, so that was okay.
Caught a bus back, wrote this, went to bed. Except it's not past tense yet. Oooh, paradox!
... that the Ming emperors - who seemed to be of the view that state expenditure was just waste insofar as it was not for their own personal consumption - cut back on civil service posts at the same time as expanding the examination system that turned out people to fill them. Ultimately this led to the fragmentation of a once central state as the educated underemployed busied themselves in developing the regions. We ponder the implications of this as we look ...
... Liz hadn't taken her camera with her so NO PHOTO'S today folks.
No more to report today. We are in the appt, Dinner over, drinks flowing and all is well. We may go out at 10.30pm to watch the parade of particaptints after the Tattoo finishes.
Last full day tomorrow and it will be full on. Things still to do and places still to see.
Watch this space..
Cheers from gliz
... a quick breakfast before we had to board the train. At a quarter to nine, I headed to the train, handed my bag to the porter and boarded the last of the standard class carriages. AT 9am we started off.
Shortly after getting underway, I had my first Dr Who encounter of the trip, as we passed Alexandra Palace and its tall broadcasting antenna. Quickly, though, we had passed the building and were on our way.
The trip lasted for just over four hours and was very ...