Monthly Archives: May 2012

Edinburgh: St. Giles’ “Cathedral”

When we returned to Edinburgh from Roslin, we spent a couple of hours back at the flat and then ventured out again to see St. Giles’ Cathedral.  One of the most interesting architectural aspects of the place, in my view, … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel & Roslin Castle

We have become obsessed with Medieval cathedrals and in particular with the odd and unique traditions found in the stone carvers’ work in these wonderful old places.  We love spotting green men.  We love gargoyles and grotesques and finding faces … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden

Our sunny summery May weather was about to run out….but we had one more perfect day according to the BBC.  So we decided to spend it outside at the Royal Botanic Garden on the north side of town.  We took … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: Calton Hill

I have been learning so much about Edinburgh over the past few days.  I am fascinated by the geology…especially by the fact that the city sits on a whole slew of extinct volcanoes!  As if the city wasn’t cool enough … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: The Meadows, Queen’s Drive, Holyrood and Parliament.

We’re in SCOTLAND!!!!  As a person of Scottish heritage (proudly so), it is absolutely thrilling to be in this place.  I LOVE this place.  Sure, there are lots of places I love, but there is a special, basic, deeply-felt chord … Continue reading

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From Windermere to Edinburgh!

On Saturday, 26 May, we packed up (again…), locked up, and walked up the nearly 1-mile hill to the train station.  Luckily, the kids were in good spirits and we weren’t in a hurry. We killed some time having a … Continue reading

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Lake District Day 6: A Woodland Walk & The World of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District had turned out to be a charmed place for us.  The weather could not possibly have been better.  We had sunny skies for nearly the entire time we were there, never a drop of rain.  And aside … Continue reading

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