Edinburgh Journals

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A travel journal to Edinburgh by Praskipark

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Quote: Here are some of the attractions I managed to fit in on my short visit to Edinburgh in June 2012.

Omni Centre

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Attraction | "Side by side on Leith Walk"

Omni Centre Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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On a bright early morning in June of this year we managed to get a good look at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Edinburgh which is opposite Greenside Place and close to a busy roundabout. When I had decided that I had taken enough photographs I thought it would be a good idea to cross the road and walk on the other side where I spied another handsome church facade. Crossing the road took a while as the traffic was manic but eventually we managed to cross at a spot which took us to the Cafe Habana and the Playhouse Theatre. Both of these buildings were very attractive in their own ways and the walkway in front of the buildings, Leith Walk, was reasonably quiet.I do believe th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 10, 2012

Omni Centre
Greenside Place
Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 524 7770

Princes Street Gardens

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Attraction | "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"

Princes Street Gardens Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Before I move on to writing about a different sort of attraction that I saw in Edinburgh in June, I just want to mention the monument dedicated to David Livingstone. You can find this noble statue in Princes Street Gardens, close to the Waverley Bridge entrance.Mr Livingstone was quite a character and led a very interesting life. You could say that he was one of the world's greatest explorers having travelled to South Africa as a missionary in the 1840s, visiting Victoria Falls and Lake Ngami. Later on in his life he returned to Africa and was awarded a Gold Medal of the Gegraphical Society for his discoveries of lakes and rivers in Africa. These are remarkable achievements for a young lad...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 9, 2012

Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2YJ

Scott Monument

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Attraction | "A touch of Victorian Gothicness in Edinburgh"

Scott Monument Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Walking through Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh is a wonderful experience for many reasons but the reason I love to take a stroll is to see all the monuments. On the eastern side is a fantastic piece of Gothic architecture dedicated to Sir Walter Scott; a very popular Scottish novelist, poet and playwright. My favourite books of his are Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. He wasn't only famous in the United Kingdom but all over the world and had a very successful career as a writer.On my visit in June of this year, I could see a superb piece of architecture as I approached the eastern side of the gardens and although its Gothicness stands out a mile there is something rather odd about the design of t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2012

Scott Monument
Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2EJ
+44 131 529 4068

Princes Street Gardens

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Attraction | "Edinburgh's Garden of Serenity"

Princes Street Gardens Photo, Edinburgh, Scotland
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After spending the night in Edinburgh Airport way back in June I couldn't wait to get on board the city bus at 6 in the morning. I knew that most places would be closed but that didn't matter, I just wanted to be free of the airport and able to walk around in the city in my own leisure. I didn't have too long to spend in Edinburgh as I had to catch a coach to Newcastle at 1pm but I was determined to see as much as I could in such a short time.I have always had a soft spot for Edinburgh as it was the first city I hitchhiked to when I was a youngster. I was very foolish in those days; I went without hardly any money and didn't take any warm clothing. I certainly regretted it as one night I had to sleep...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2012

Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2YJ

Not a comfy chair in sight!

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Edinburgh Airport is another airport where we spent several hours passing time. You might think I am a bit of a skinflint when I tell you that instead of booking into a hotel for the night we chose to stay overnight in this airport. Our flight from Krakow didn’t arrive until after midnight so I thought it would be okay to get a few hours kip in the airport, get up early and wander around the city to take some photographs before catching our coach to Newcastle. I had checked hotel prices out before this trip to UK to see Bruce Springsteen in Sunderland and wasn’t really happy about paying out £100 when we had already spent so much money on the previous trip to Shanghai and other costs relating to co...Read More