Travel // Edinburgh: Photo DiaryTuesday, May 05, 2015
So in my last little life update post, I shared that I had been on another little trip to Edinburgh! This time Darren and I headed down with a group of about 12 other members of the HP Society in RGU and spent the Wednesday Morning/Afternoon with them and then stayed for another two days. The last two times I was at Edinburgh I did a post for each day but with this being my 3rd trip in 9 months, I thought a little summary would be better!
|Apparently this is the building that inspired Hogwarts... The concept I get, the building? Not so much!|
|The graveyard depicting he who must not be named|
|~~~Spooky underground tunnels~~~|
|Gotta love a good quote!|
|Magical ring of colourfulness|
|Cocktail? Yes please!|
|Obligitory photo of Edinburgh Castle|
|(yes this is a real doggy in the window but no, he didn't have a waggily tail)|
|Really awesome shakey drawing thing|
|I love weird exhibitions!|
|Another weird but awesome exhibition with work similar to mine *insert love heart eyes emoji*|
|Busy street on a warm Easter week day!|
|Princess Street at night|
On Thursday we started of by having breakfast at Hula. The past two trips to Edinburgh Darren himself only got a smoothie, but recently on my little smoothie obsession it was great to have as well! Our breakfast was really lovely and I just wish there was more places like that back home. After fueling up on Smoothies and toast, we headed to Dynamic Earth as Darren had never been so thought it would be a bit of fun! On our way down and walking back we past lots of cute looking places.
Once we had finished at Dynamic Earth, the rest of the day was really spent as being an 'artistic' touristy day! We headed into a Gallery that had some artwork in connection with the science festival at the time, it was pretty awesome and some of the work was really interesting! We also went into this little sweet/craft shop and spoke to the sweetest women! The rest of the afternoon was spent as I said very artistically, with a visit to The Fruitmarket Gallery and then to Edinburgh Printmakers. Both had really beautiful exhibitions on at the time! After another wander round the shops we headed for tea at Garfunkles which has/will probably turn out to be our last since it's being turned into a Frankie&Bennies! The evening was then spent down at St Andrew's Square to see the Light Fantastic installation. It was a shame though as the gardens closed just before it started with the clocks having changed about a week or two beforehand! After this, we then had another Ghost Tour that night which was probably the cheesiest out of the lot I've been on!
|This museum, just ugh <3|
|Another obligitary photo of Edinburgh from the NMoS!|
|Very talented (& pretty) street buster!|
Friday was our last day in Edinburgh but our bus home wasn't till just after 6 so we really did end up having about 3 full days in the city again. Our first stop of the day was at The Filling Station for our traditional 'last day' breakfast! Afterwards we headed to the National Museum to go into the Game Masters exhibition. It was basically a few rooms filled with the most popular and most iconic games since it all started. Totally ignore the fact I spent a good half hour playing a game I spent playing 4/5 hours of a few days previously! After our time was basically up inside, we finished looking round the Museum since we missed the last few floors the last time. I loved the Cultural sections again and have since had so much inspiration for my #Create365! We also headed up to the rooftop which has some beautiful views of Edinburgh! After finishing up in the Museum and looking in all the cute crafty shops, we decided that it would be best to go get a filling lunch since we wouldn't be able to have one on the way home. In the end we opted for The Filling Station again as their chicken burger, potato skins and garlic bread just can't beat anything else! The rest of our afternoon was spent the way we've done it the last two times as well by looking up and down the Royal Mile, looking in a few shops and watching the busters preform.
In the end it was another 3 days of beautiful sunshine in Edinburgh, lots of more interesting things we seen and blistered feet! I absolutely love Edinburgh and it just excites my creativity so much as there's always so much going on! But for now this is it. I will maybe do a haul from my trip as well as my favourite spots in Edinburgh later on!