Last Saturday we were supposed to visit Edinburgh Castle for free for St Andrew’s Day, but as we were already at the gate it turned out my booking had never gone through and there were no tickets…So instead we decided to finally visit Camera Obscura – a building consisting of five floors of optical illusions.
In a recent blog post I told you about the Rock House InstaMeet that I helped organise a few weeks ago. Well the meet-up didn’t finish at the house, but we were treated to a photo walking tour by a local company called Iconic Tours. I am the first one to admit that there’s so much I don’t know about Edinburgh (and photography!), so I was really looking forward to it!
I’m ashamed to say I’ve never visited Greyfriars Kirkyard during the 3 years I’ve lived in Edinburgh. Had I known what an intriguingly beautiful place it is I would’ve taken my camera and headed there ages ago. It took a visit from my parents to finally venture inside the gates and even inside the Kirk. Funnily enough my work took me there again the following day!
This stunning cathedral on the Royal Mile is dedicated to Saint Giles, the patron saint of Edinburgh, and is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. I’ve walked past it countless times but never stepped inside, so when my parents came to visit I decided this is the time to do it!
After having lived in Edinburgh for 3 years, my parents finally made it over for a visit. I guess I’ve been going to Finland so frequently over the past couple of years that there hasn’t really been a need for a visit, but it was nice to be able to show them my beautiful Edinburgh at last! This is what we got up to: