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!
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.
The view through the castle doors.
I did some drive-by shooting of the snowy hillsides outside the city. I just loved the early morning light that lasted all day.
Mike in front of the building that was the Artificial Intelligence department, where he got his Masters in AI.
I couldn’t resist pretty Christmas decorations and some witchery.
Sheepies in the snow
I’m thrilled with all the sunshine we’ve had on this trip.
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.
The American tourist also loves castles.
The sun peeking over the castle
That light! I just loved the winter solstice light!
These narrow allies were everywhere, and I took lots of pictures of them.
Cozy Christmastime pub.
I drank a hot sloe gin with pomegranate and cranberry. I didn’t think I liked gin, but this was yummy.
It was frosty and cold outside!
The University of Edinburgh, Mike’s old stomping grounds
I love the lines and textures in this one.