Views of the Neighborhood – Edinburgh Neighborhood

Today’s views are of the neighborhood that I have been in since Monday.  There have been so many things to see and here is a sample of the city.

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The requisite view of the surrounding countryside as we come in for a landing.

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This is a shot of street where the apartment we stayed is located. The entrance is below grade through the gate which is just after the stairs.

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This is a view of Edinburgh taken from Calton Hill. It was taken at 9:45 pm and the sun was just beginning to set.

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This is a photo taken at Edinburg Castle. The young, serious, well dressed, military man is in charge of shooting the 1:00 cannon (which is done daily) which you can see in the background. The other guy looks like a writer or homeless person to me.

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This is a shot of the castle. The day was spectacular.

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A view of Edinburgh from the castle. The Firth (inlet of the sea)  of Forth is in the background

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The botanical gardens in Edinburgh are vast and interesting. Here is a photo of giant lily pads.

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This is Hoyroodhouse, the ceremonial palace of Queen Elizabeth.

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The Holyroodhuse Abby ruins. This Catholic church was destroyed in 1133.

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This is my attempt at art. A shot of the Edinburgh Castle taken at night with a view of an old town street.

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St Giles Church which is the home church of Scotland.

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An inside photo of St. Giles.

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The National Gallery of Scotland.

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A shot of a typical street.

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The Lord Nelson memorial.

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The National Monument. (which was never finished)

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

 

 

 

 

77 comments

  1. Nice pictures, John. It looks like you had a good time.
    Small point of order, the caption to picture 6 should read Firth of Forth, not firth of fourth.
    🙂

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    1. Unfortunately last night I was exhausted and auto correct took over. Of course I was the guy who approved the correction. Thanks. I edited the page. 🙂

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      1. I believe that autocorrect should have geographical awareness, if only to ensure thatthe next geneartion of SpaceX re-usable rockets aren’t launched from Cape Carnival!

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  2. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    John Howell’s pictures of Edinburgh from his trip.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Suzanne.

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Incredible images of your journey, John; thank you for sharing. I can’t help but smile when I look at the photo of the two gentlemen. The older of the two looks elated and in his element, standing next to a cannon and a military guard. Hmm, a thriller writer perhaps? 🙂 Enjoy every moment!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I am enjoying it fully.

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  4. Excellent pics even with that author bugging the guy with a cannon. Never big a guy with a cannon. 😜 What’s the building on Carlton Hill?

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    1. It is a monument to Dugald Stewart who was a professor at the University of Edinburgh and known for his lectures. His lectures became known as “The Scottish Enlightenment.” Thanks for the advice on the cannon.

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      1. Very cool. The monument looks like it would be for something older, so that’s a curious surprise.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog Michael.

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  5. Wonderful views, dear John! And you look very Scottish on their background! Have a nice journey! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 🙂

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  6. Loved the tour, John. Alot about Scotland I didn’t know or have ever seen! Your “attempt” at art is outstanding!!

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    1. Thank you, GP. 🙂

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  7. Fictionophile · ·

    Awesome photos. I dream of visiting Edinburgh one day…

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    1. It is worth the trip believe me.

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  8. I’ve enjoyed the tour very much! The photos are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.

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  9. Thanks for the tour, John. Great photos. I love the buildings. Looks like you’re keeping busy and enjoying some beautiful weather.

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    1. The weather has turned chilly but I have warm clothes to wear.

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      1. Wow, chilly weather at Midsummer — I can deal with that! I wondered when I saw so many jackets.

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      2. It is freezing here. In the forties.

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  10. These are amazing photographs, John. Thanks so much for taking the time to put the post together so you can share with us. I think I like the shot of the “homeless guy” the best…he looks so happy! 🙂 Enjoy! Be safe!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. 🙂

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  11. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Author John W. Howell is visiting Scotland and his family roots – these are shots of Edinburgh. Please, enjoy the tour…

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    1. Thank you, John

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      1. You’re welcome, good sir!

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  12. Thank you for sharing bits and pieces of your journey so far. Incredible chunks of history!

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    1. So true, Jan. A lot to take in.

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  13. Your shot from Calton Hill is a classic.

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    1. Thanks, Greg.

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  14. Looks like you’re having a great time.

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    1. Yes it has been fun.

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  15. Edinburgh: my wife and I enjoyed it a lot when we were the a few years ago, and we’d really like to go back. I wish you a wonderful time,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you, Pit.

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  16. So lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure, Traci. Thank you.

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  17. Those are all drool-worthy photos, John. Even the homeless guy looks great against that backdrop! Happy travels.

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    1. Thank you, Phillip.

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  18. We had a great time in Edinburgh, though we flew into London and took the Flying Scotsman there. Be sure and ride the trains, they’re fantastic.

    Assuming the sergeant was with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was he wearing a kilt or trews?

    As I recall, St. Giles is where the Thistle Chapel is, where the Knights of the Order of the Thistle meet. Did you get a chance to see it?

    Have a good time!

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    1. He was in trews. Was not able to see the chapel. There was a service starting and we had to go.

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  19. The only time I’ve been to Edinburg was with Rick Steves’ Europe on PBS. Thank you for reinforcing and expanding my visit. Lovely photos and an enjoyable “read.”

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    1. My pleasure. Thank you for stopping by.

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  20. John, I LOVE your photos — what beautiful weather you’re having, and what interesting sights to see! I’ve never been to Scotland, and I think I need to put it on my bucket list.

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    1. It is a beautiful place. Very friendly people too.

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  21. I like that homeless guy’s sunglasses! Wait, I know that guy! Awesome pics, Butch

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    1. Thank you, Audrey.

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  22. Wow! Great pictures! You have the best neighborhoods!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Phil.

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  23. A pictorial delight, John! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely holiday pictures; you sure do know how to wield a camera, my friend.😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. 🙂

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  24. Amazing pics, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 🙂

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  25. John, these are all great shots & your “attempt at art” was fantastic!

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    1. Aw, Thank you, Lynn

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  26. I love the sunset, and evening images. It looks like you’re having a wonderful, and interesting time.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I certainly am.

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  27. I thumbed through this post on my phone during lunch and I just sighed.

    Great shots, Sheriff.

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    1. Thanks, Pilgrim. I’m glad you liked them. 🙂

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  28. Fantastic photos John. I was there many moons ago. Thanks for taking me back. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby.

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  29. John, you promised us pictures, and you *did not disappoint*! I’m happy you included one of your smiling self. 😀 That officer looks like he’s holding back a grin about something you said… or maybe you goosed him… Or maybe it’s just gas…
    Great big hug!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. You gave me a big laugh.

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  30. Wow! Thanks for the fabulous tour, John! Your photos make me want to pack my bags and go there.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. 🙂

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  31. Fabulous photos you did the city proud. I ❤️ Edinburgh, some good weather too yay

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    1. The weather was fabulous. Got a sunburn if you can imagine. Went on to the highlands, then to Glasgow. Home tomorrow. Thank you for the comment, Charlotte.

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  32. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Edinburgh …. and you continue that stream.

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    1. Super city. So much to do. We should have stayed a couple more days.

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  33. Ah Edinburgh, the Venice of the North.

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    1. I really enjoyed the city. There was way more to see than time would permit. I had a super time taking photos. Thank you.

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