So, I’m back from my trip to Edinburgh… There’s just never enough time to see everything, we needed to have stayed longer.
The one full day we had in this amazing city was spent:
Shopping on Princes Street… Mmm, might’ve spent a little too much, but I try to tell myself I really needed those clothes though. And seriously, I did!
A quick tour around the National Gallery of Scotland, which has an Impressionist Gardens Exhibition, with works by Artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Pissaro, Klimt, Renoir and Cezanne.
We popped back to the hotel and considered our options and since neither of us have ever done it, we chose to go on a tour bus! This particular tour was the ‘mystical’ tour which stops at The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Hollyroodhouse. We chose to get off at the Royal Botanic Gardens (obviously, c’mon who am I kidding here, of course I’d go there!).
First off I took a few quick snaps as we waited for the tour to begin – we were the only ones on for around 15 minutes and sat right at the front like geeks giggling away feeling really rather touristy.
Being no stranger to Edinburgh and knowing most of the key aspects as we regularly stayed in the old Hilton hotel as a child (which has now, sadly changed hands, but it was an amazing hotel).
The bus driver’s driving skills really left something to be desired as we careered around corners, almost got whip-lash and sped through the city! I quickly gave up on taking any photos because he was really testing my skills lol.
So at least you’ll all be thrilled to know the only photos I took of the whole visit were from this tour and the visit to the Botanic Gardens.
I’ll not mention I took almost 400 shots of the gardens then, shall I???
Be warned, there are plenty of photos.
We start the tour with a shot of the Balmoral hotel
After a bite to eat we made our way around the Botanic Gardens…
I was like a child high on sugar, whizzing around this garden taking photos… I imagine people in the restaurant were watching me flit around like a demented Bee.
I won’t be around much for the next week, doing work experience and being somewhat busier than normal is eating into my time on the net. I’ve barely seen the garden for the past week, I set off around the same time in the mornings as I always do, but am getting back a couple of hours later.
It was a nice surprise to go out today and see two Coma Butterflies, they must be here for the Asters next door and popping in to feed on my Scabious and Coneflowers. Photos will come another day.