Edinburgh Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
December, 2009

Earlier this week, Mike and I spent a day in Edinburgh. Mike went to grad school there at the University of Edinburgh, and he wanted to show me around the city that he loved. It’s a labyrinth of narrow paths and hilly streets with spectacular medieval architecture. We spent our time walking around, enjoying the views, and sampling the pubs.

Here’s a random collection of photos from Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. I usually blog chronologically, but these pictures are in no particular order. Check back tomorrow for photos of Edinburgh in the nighttime!

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland
I took this sunrise photo as we returned from breakfast, at 9:30 in the morning. The sun rises late during a Scottish winter solstice, and it looks like sunrise for a few hours.

Edinburgh Scotland
The view through the castle doors.

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland
I did some drive-by shooting of the snowy hillsides outside the city. I just loved the early morning light that lasted all day.

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Mike in front of the building that was the Artificial Intelligence department, where he got his Masters in AI.

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I couldn’t resist pretty Christmas decorations and some witchery.

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland
Sheepies in the snow

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I’m thrilled with all the sunshine we’ve had on this trip.

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YES! I managed to grab a candid Abbey-Road-esque photo of these lads! I even got a blurred black taxi driving past, and a pub in the background. American tourist photo perfection.

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The American tourist also loves castles.

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The sun peeking over the castle

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Another drive-by

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That light! I just loved the winter solstice light!

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland
These narrow allies were everywhere, and I took lots of pictures of them.

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Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland
Cozy Christmastime pub.

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I drank a hot sloe gin with pomegranate and cranberry. I didn’t think I liked gin, but this was yummy.

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It was frosty and cold outside!

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The University of Edinburgh, Mike’s old stomping grounds

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I love the lines and textures in this one.

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

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I had no idea Edinburgh was so beautiful. Some of those shots look like something from a movie set, like the top image with the buildings all lined up. I guess it’s the way you’ve captured it but it really does look like an amazing place to be. Some places are just meant for Christmas, I think!

Awesome Picture!

Whoa! Those pictures of yours made my eyes go happy – tears. Very beautiful scenery. The woman is pretty..it minds me of my wife..LOL…Thanks, I am looking forward seeing other photographs.

wow you know, so much of the world is so beautiful! thank you for capturing it! btw I love that pic of you in the pub!

Love these, especially the third and last ones.

love your hat/cap! i hope i find a pattern of that somewhere. and yes, another fantabulous album as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gorgeous. I hope to trek through Edinburgh one day. *sigh*

Gorgeous. I hope to trek through Edinburgh one day. *sigh*

awww how I miss England and Scotland…

omg, charlotte, these are gorgeous. it looks like a cool city, and I LOVE the light! I love your b&w alley shot, especially. And the one where you said it was “frosty & cold outside”–that one is magical. Also love the sheep in the snow. heehee.

don’t you mind to be friends with me? ๐Ÿ™‚
need your critique very much! ๐Ÿ™‚

nice pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚
you forgot to make copyrights on last two of them ๐Ÿ™‚

don’t you mind to be friends with me? ๐Ÿ™‚
need your critique very much! ๐Ÿ™‚

nice pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚
you forgot to make copyrights on last two of them ๐Ÿ™‚

Charlotte, these are fabulous — as always.
It has been my dream for many years to go to the British Isles.
Thanks for this sneak peek!

Ohhh I was going to go to Edinburgh this spring to Study Abroad, but alas no more! These photos are lovely!

Charlotte, these are fabulous — as always.
It has been my dream for many years to go to the British Isles.
Thanks for this sneak peek!

It looks stunniny – I’m still gutted that I never made it up to Edinburgh while I was at Durham.

Big thanks for your trip =) Pictures are very interesting

Oh, now I’m so nostalgic. I lived in Stirling, an hour’s bus ride from Edinburgh, for several years. I recognize many of the places in your photos and it gives me a pang. So beautiful!

Big thanks for your trip =) Pictures are very interesting

Oh, now I’m so nostalgic. I lived in Stirling, an hour’s bus ride from Edinburgh, for several years. I recognize many of the places in your photos and it gives me a pang. So beautiful!

Great shots Charlotte, been looking forward to them. Miss you guys.
Brad

Thanks for sharing your Christmas in the UK! It’s snowing again in Denver for the third time this week! Cheers, Kent

so beautiful.

I’m not sure where that is, Dave, sorry! Not too far from the grass market is all I know… we got lost, just wandering around.

Where is 749246860_3g8xL-O.jpg (vertical shot before Cozy Christmastime pub)? I should recognise it but it eludes me…

I’ve been photographing Edinburgh seriously since the ’70s.

Charlotte Geary

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I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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