Thursday, 24 October 2013

Edinburgh in late October

We're in Edinburgh for a few days visiting family and friends before we head south to meet up with other friends in England.

Today the sky was a bit wild. Bright autumn sunlight alternated with dark pewter-y skies so that one minute the city was lit up and the next plunged into gloom.


Edinburgh Castle seen from the Liberton area of the city which lies to the south of the Old Town. In the hazy distance you can just make out the coast of the Kingdom of Fife.


The Scottish Parliament with the Nelson Monument and the National Monument on Calton Hill just poking up behind.


Looking west/northwest towards Edinburgh Castle and the ridge of the Old Town from near Salisbury Crags.

As ever click on the photos if you want to see a larger format.

21 comments:

Tim said...

Nice weather...
it has been sunny here too!

Cats fed and watered...
Kat{S}tinka is pilled...
but I can now wear a nose ring...
the cheeky monkey...
tell you when you get back.

Quangz still green, so left them hanging...

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Tim - thank you!! but oh are we ever mortified!!

Lakeland came up trumps so have lids and labels.

Quinces for you when they are ripe, if you still want them.

rusty duck said...

Ahhh Edinburgh, how I love thee.
Take care Sunday night/Monday morning. Big storm coming across England.

the fly in the web said...

That light is wonderful.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Rusty Duck - it is a wonderful city. :-)

Looks like we'll miss the worst of the storm up here, but by the sounds of it, you need to tie down anything and everything! Hope you come through unscathed.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Fly - The city did do its best to put on its party dress when we were out with the camera.

MorningAJ said...

It's such an impressive city. I've not been for a few years, but always think I should visit more often.

Perpetua said...

What super panoramic views of that lovely city. It's many years since I last visited, though we wave from the ring-road on our way north sometimes and one of my sisters now lives in Charlestown on the shore of the kingdom of Fife. :-)

Vagabonde said...

Such great shots! I’d love to visit Scotland – it does look very beautiful.

Vagabonde said...

Such great shots! I’d love to visit Scotland – it does look very beautiful.

Jim and Pauline said...

Great shot of Pauline's home town - ok to keep a copy?

Niall & Antoinette said...

@ AJ - I like the fact that it has an intimate feel but is definitely a city. And Niall is biased as it's his hometown. :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Perpetua - like the idea of a wave from the ring road :-).
Walnuts posted in Welshpool on 30th.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Vagabonde - if you do come over to visit Britain then Edinburgh is a 'must'.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Jim & Pauline - yes if you like; it's Niall's hometown too.

Perpetua said...

And gratefully received today. If I'd known you were going to be in Welshpool I could have collected them, as we're only about 26 miles away. :-)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Perpetua - Not to worry :-). We only realised when we were looking at the map! .... after we'd been to the post office!

Perpetua said...

Understood, but it would have been so lovely to meet you both, even if only for a few minutes.

Ken Broadhurst said...
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Ken Broadhurst said...

That last photo is really spectacular. Can't see an enlargement of the first one.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Ken - Thanks for letting us know. I've reloaded it so now it enlarges properly when you click on it.