Ok, so here's the deal: I just got back from Scotland and I am super tired, so I am going to put up the pictures from this weekend and say a bit about each, then I will update with actual stories tomorrow. This will take up two posts because there are tons of pictures (170 to be exact), though only a very small number will be on here. This post contains pictures from everything but the Arthur Seat Walk. Enjoy!
This was taken from the window of the shuttle that took me to the hotel from the airport. I have no idea what it is, but it's cool.
It's crazy how all of the buildings here are just so old!
This is the view that we had out of our window at the hotel. Pretty crummy, but we didn't spend much time there anyway.
This is in the supposedly haunted graveyard. We were going to go on the tour, but we couldn't find where it started, so we just walked around on our own a bit, then headed over to a pub to hang out.
This is on the way in to Edinburgh Castle.
A view of the city from one of the defensive walls.
Walking around the castle.
This is Hilary Smith. She is one of the people at the Study Center.
Me and Amanda. She goes to UC Santa Cruz.
These were above many of the doors, though this is one of the more ornate ones.
We weren't allowed to take pictures of the actual Crown Jewels, so this will have to do.
This is the stairway down into the Prisons of War.
The living conditions.
I love the green with the brown/gray of the castle.
The crazy road that is difficult to walk on.
This is actually after the Arthur Seat Walk, on the way to the restaurant for dinner. Apparently they used to lock people up in these, but now it looks like a community art project of some sort...
Me, Amanda, and Caroline at Negotiants (the pub we had dinner at on Saturday night).
My dessert...Sticky Toffee Pudding...soooooo amazing.
Sorry about the short explainations, I'll try to do better tomorrow with the actual stories.
Now, on to part 2!