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Princes Street Gardens

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  • Day14

    Edinburgh als letzten Zug

    September 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Unser letzter Tag in Edinburgh startete gegen 12 Uhr mit einer Führung. Die Stadt ist wirklich interessant aufgebaut und tatsächlich für eine Großstadt eher unüblich. Die verwinkelten Straßen und die dazugehörigen kleinen Gassen versprühen ihren ganz eigenen Charme. 

    Aber dazu morgen nochmal mehr, da wir früh zum Flughafen aufbrechen. 

    Während des Tages haben wir uns weiterhin versucht auf die Spuren J. K. Rowlings und ihrer Zeit in Edinburgh zu begeben. Unter anderem haben wir Tom Riddles Grab besucht und versucht die Inspirationen dieser Autorin, welche uns geprägt und begleitet hat, nachzuvollziehen. 
    Hierbei konnte man klar den Stil erkennen, an den sie sich angelehnt hat. 

    Abends haben wir noch eine geführte "Gewölbetour" unternommen, die ein wenig von Edinburghs dunkler Seite erzählte. Dazu sind wir unter die Straßen der Altstadt in unterirdische Kellergewölbe vorgedrungen. Aber auch darauf wollen wir in unserem Resümee nochmal eingehen. 

    Abschließend kann man trotzdem sagen, dass wir gerne mehr von dieser interessanten Stadt gesehen hätten. Aber ist ja nicht schlimm, dann kommen wir halt einfach nochmal wieder :-). 
    Edinburgh hat definitiv noch einiges zu erzählen. 

    Morgen geht's also nach Hause und mal wieder stehen wir mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge da. 
    Aber keine Angst, die nächsten Reisepläne werden bereits geschmiedet!
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  • Day128

    Last day in Scotland-Portugal bound

    January 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Blustery rainy day today. I toured Edinburgh castle today for 5 hours. Lots of history. I had no idea that the Scottish were so involved in wars; Waterloo, Independence, WW1&11, India, Africa, Afghanistan, the list is endless and they fought in their kilts! Whoa how brave! They are known as warriors, fearless, sense of humour and proud. It was a great interpretive presentation at the castle. Mary Queen Scots was crowned when she was 8 months old and beheaded when she was 25. She was married at the age of 15. The Scots loved her the British didn't. Walked the quarter mile and I found new places check out. Lots of shopping for kilts and woolen items in this city. Sunshine bound tomorrow and so excited!Read more

  • Day1

    Edinburgh...

    October 21, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    I'm in Scotland !!! The bus from the airport WAS driving on the left side of the road... Everybody speak English... It says Edinburgh everywhere... I may indeed be in Scotland ! A little rest in my hotel ROOM(well deserve !) and then heading out for some meandering...Read more

  • Day11

    Waterstones Bookstore Edinburgh

    October 7, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Hier habe ich mein ♥ verloren :)
    Wer Bücher mag wird diesen Laden lieben. Grandiose Atmosphäre.
    Tipp: es gibt ein Kaffee im 2. Stock mit grandiosem Blick auf das Schloss.
    Am besten am Tresen die Treppe nach unten und einen Platz direkt am Fenster ergattern.
    Der perfekte Ort um bei einem Kaffee und einem guten Buch etwas abzuschalten.
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  • Day5

    Edinburgh Shopping

    October 1, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Einkaufen kann man in Edinburgh gut, das Angebot ist groß!

    Allen vorweg in der Princes Street. Hier findet man bekannte Ladenketten wie z.B. Primark, New Look, River Island, House of Fraser, Debenhams und Souvenirläden, Kaffees, sowie Fast Food Restaurants. Beim Bahnhof ist noch eine kleine Mall (Princes Mall Shopping Centre)

    Entlang der Royal Mile findet man ein Geschäft neben dem anderen, in denen schottische Ware angeboten werden (z.B. Schals aus Kaschmir und Schafswolle, Whiskey, Kilts, die beliebte Süßigkeit Fudge uvm.

    Der Farmer´s Market findet jeden Samstag Vormittag am Fuße des Edinburgh Castle statt. Hier kann man frisches Obst, Gemüse, Blumen, Brot... aus regionalen Anbau kaufen
    Gute Gelegenheit um schottische Spezialitäten zu testen.

    Das gute ist, dass Edinburgh sehr kompakt ist und man so alles bequem zu Fuß erreichen kann, ohne sich zu verlaufen.
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  • Day2

    Edinburgh 2

    September 4, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    A great joy this, being able to walk a beautiful city. A pleasure shared by many of the residents on a Sunday morning, the streets thronging with folk. An aside, Edinburgh appears to be the UK capital for Hen parties; curious phenomenon and the equivalent of bachelor parties, but far better organised. From early on parties of determined looking women emerge from the railway station, having traveled from all over the UK, dressed in regalia of their choice, the bride to be very much in evidence with bows, garters and ribbons. They then move from pub to pub to restaurant, eventually staggering back to the station, stiletto heels over cobbled streets, a sight which could probably have the prospective groom heading for the hills. .

    I struggle to define Edinburgh, it is far more European in look and feel than a UK city. Long curving streets, lined with granite buildings, little or no ostentatious decorating apart from the glorious window boxes. Thankfully they also have very stringent building regulations and no late 20th century horrors are visible,at least not in the city as such. Curiously, some of the pre-Victorian buildings are quite Dutch in appearance. Perhaps the shared Calvinism? Equally strange, the ubiquitous yellow paint one sees in Germany also makes a frequent appearance here.A verdant city, immense parks and pockets of trees virtually everywhere.

    Hein treated us to lunch at The Scran and Scallie on Sunday. This is Tom Kitchin's gastropub in Stockbridge. A holder of a Michelin star, he produces plain food that is very, very good.. I had the stargazy pie, but sadly without the little fish peering at the sky, presumably not to offend or upset sensitive customers. Waitress very Nordic in appearance, turns out to be from the Isle of Skye. Quite often come across Scots who seem to have just left the set of a Viking movie.

    Wandered through book and charity shops after lunch. Huge number of both of these and really makes one understand what poor bookshops and selections we have back home. I shall come back with a sack of books! And the charity shops have good quality clothing at silly prices, no shame in buying from them at all.

    In praise of leggings: the majority of young women here have wonderful legs, and this year they are all wearing leggings.Watching them stride about is like peeling onions. To be young again.

    Visited the National gallery on Monday, exhibition featuring Daubigny, Monet and van Gogh. Beautifully curated, showing Daubigny's influence on later Impressionists. In contrast I later walked past the Fruitmarket Gallery, exhibition by Damien Ortega featuring random lumps of clay. Much of abstract art seems to be fraudulent and cynical,a mere attempt to hoodwink the public to part with money for what is essentially rubbish.

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