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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 20:43

    Here are a few photos from our recent trip to Edinburgh. Apologies in advance but Lord Lichfield I ain't!

    This is Rosslyn chapel outside Edinburgh ( featured in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code"). It was prohibited to take photos of the interior, and as you can see, some renovation work was taking place on the outside. Every piece of this building was hand carved. It took decades. Also, there is a huge cavern/crypt underneath, that the church could quite easily fit into. In it are buried the ancestors of the Sinclair/ San Clair/St Clair family, which Brown would have you believe, are the direct descendants of Jesus Christ. The tomb has been filled with 15 - 20 foot of sand and the current Earl of Rosslyn has refused permission to excavate. What is known is that these ancestors were buried in full armour and many of them were believed to be members of the Templar Knights

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    We climbed Calton Hill to the National Monument ( otherwise known as Edinburgh's Folly). There have been several proposals over the years to finish it but I kinda like it the way it is.

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    This is Nelson's Monument. On Trafalgar Day each year, they raise the ensign and flags ( don't know what the correct terminology is, Topdog will know) which reads "England expects every man to do his duty". The mast on the top is raised and lowered every day at 1pm.

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    This is part of the same complex but I've no idea of what is is. Perhaps Cam, Tricia or Bill might enlighten me.

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    View out to Leith

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    View to the castle and the Balmoral hotel clock tower. This clock is always 3 minutes fast. Apparently, this is designed to ensure that people don't miss their trains in Waverley station nearby.

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    This is the Royal Mile which runs between Holyrood House ( the Queen's residence ) and Edinburgh Castle. Its actually 1 & 1/8 miles by modern measurements but when it was built, "miles" would vary depending where you were e.g. Scottish mile, Yorkshire mile etc).

    The steeple you can see is St Giles Cathedral ( or Kirk which is Gaelic for church)

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    View in the other direction to the castle ( in the background)

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    Back of the castle

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    Front view

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    from below

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    View back to the National Monument complex

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    Cam's local

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    Holyrood House

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    Arthur's Seat from Easter Road ( any Hibs fans will know where that is). Sorry about the traffic signals, nearly got run over trying to take the photo without them in it Edinburgh 3025408739.

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    The Royal Yacht "Brittania". The light isn't great in this one. Its hard to believe how fast darkness falls. I'm not sure why a ship of such historical significance should be permanently berthed to a shopping centre. We didn't go onboard as in keeping with Scottish tradition, it cost 40 bleedin quid! Edinburgh 2419626307 Edinburgh 2419626307

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    Taken from inside the shopping centre

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    Finally my favourite photo of the Forth bridges. We had just met Cam and Trish here in South Queensferry on our last morning. They had told us that it was the best place to view the bridges and boy were they right!

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    I'll post some more photos of the National Museum ( which had a Stewart F1 racing car) and, imo, the best value for money place in Edinburgh, Camera Obscura. We should have booked a week, cos there is so much to see and do!!

    We left Scotland, as always, with heavy hearts, but in the words of Douglas McArthur " I shall return" or for those of you more familiar with Arnie, "I'll be back"






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    Post by Mischief Maker on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 20:49

    very good dermo
    is that last pic a panorama setting on your camera?



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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 20:52

    Yeah, for some reason, it always makes a hames of the first two photos and the third one turns out fine. I'll have to get Reg on the case.






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    Post by Mermaid on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 20:58

    lovely photos Dermo.



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    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:14

    Thanks Dermot, I really must make more time to toss it off like you do, Your kids will remember all the trips you take them on, I remember my dad taking me to the dentists, his last words were can you find your own way home, i bleeding had to do,
    Joking aside a good review of your trip to bonny scotland, And a brucie bonus the weather looked ok, Edinburgh 3318427985
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:18

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    Post by Gypsy on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:25

    Nice images D. The ones that surprised me the most were Roslyn Chapel, I read Dan Brown and imagined it a tiny place in the middle of nowhere so it was good to see what it is really like. You learns fings on this forum. Edinburgh 294053457
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    Post by searcher on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:43

    The wee monument is the DUGALD STEWART MONUMENT, it,s a copy of another one in Athens called THE TOWER OF THE WINDS [you,ll sleep tonight:lol!:]
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:45

    That other monument on Calton hill was the "Dugald Stewart" memorial. He was some philosopher at the Royal Society or something...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



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    Post by searcher on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:55

    For as long as I can remember Calton Hill has been the No1 meeting point for gays in Edinburgh, in the Summer you can hardly move for them Edinburgh 3858952832
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    Post by Topdog on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 21:56

    Dermo try and go when the festival is on.
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    Post by searcher on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 22:05

    Only one problem ! the cost!! all the accomodation is sold out from year to year and what is left costs a fortune , a camper van is a good idea though there are thousands of German/Dutch/ Italians who do that every year, the festival in my opinion is one of the best events anywhere in the World and it,s on for a month including the fringe



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    Post by Topdog on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 22:28

    We did a tent most times but also a house swap one year.
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    Post by searcher on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 22:48

    There is nothing quite like the atmosphere in the city centre during the E.I.F. especially around 8 o!clock P.M and it is still broad day light ,you don,t have to go to a show there are hundreds of act on the streets of every description, when I left the job I had in Princes street I suffered withdrawal symptomsEdinburgh 3025408739
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    Post by Topdog on Tue 19 Feb 2013 - 22:52

    My ex was a well known jewellery designer and we used to do the craft tent every year, bloody great and the fireworks
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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 20 Feb 2013 - 0:29

    3rdforum wrote:
    Arthur's Seat from Easter Road ( any Hibs fans will know where that is). Sorry about the traffic signals, nearly got run over trying to take the photo without them in it Edinburgh 3025408739.

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    Easter Road from Arthur's Seat,,,
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    Post by Mermaid on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 19:26

    Dermo I have moved the off topic stuff to the off topic bin. Edinburgh 294053457



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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 19:30

    Easeer Road, or even Easter Road picture off topic ???
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    Post by Mermaid on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 19:32

    Adam Mint wrote:Easeer Road, or even Easter Road picture off topic ???
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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 19:36

    PS; can you correct the speling at the same time, please...
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    Post by Mcqueen on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 19:37

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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 19:42

    Was a pub in Edinburgh called Shambles, twas a mock up of Shambles, was a bit of a shambles inside, think it’s something else now...
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    Post by Topdog on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 20:01

    Off Topic Bin, is that a place where things stay on topic.
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    Post by 3rdforum on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 21:15

    Mermaid wrote:Dermo I have moved the off topic stuff to the off topic bin. Edinburgh 294053457

    You're too kind. I didn't really mind though, just winding that other pair up!






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    Post by Topdog on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 21:22

    YOU SHOULD NOT WIND UP CAM AND GYPSY. Edinburgh 3275847336 Edinburgh 1498946960 Edinburgh 1498946960 Edinburgh 1498946960

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