Walk around Edinburgh
• Walk around Edinburgh
Edinburgh is perhaps the most beautiful city, not only in Scotland but across the UK. Not for nothing he is second only to London for tourist traffic.
Since the time I was little, I decided to focus given to the historic center of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh - capital of Scotland with a population of about half a million people. The main attraction of the city is Edinburgh Castle:
It is located in the city center at the top of the castle rock, where millions of years ago was a volcano:
The first mention as the castle dates back to the early 12th century and is connected with the name of King David I. The castle is protected on three sides by almost sheer wall, it can be clearly seen in the picture of the cosmos:
On the northern side of the lake used to be, but it was drained later:
The castle is open for visits by tourists, there are always a lot of tour buses:
From the eastern part of the castle dates back the main street of the old town of the Royal Mile, in which we now walk.
The highest and the majestic building of the early 19th century Church of the Tolbooth (Tolbooth Kirk) is also known as St. John's Church (St-John's) performed in the Gothic Revival sitle.:
The temple existed until 1979, then a big break, after reconstruction in 1999, it is located Hub (English Hub.) - Staff and Information Center of famous Edinburgh festivals:
Near "breathes" Gothic:
From the southern part of the Royal Mile go down steep stairs:
But we will continue our way to the east:
There are a lot of tourists. Bus lanes are found in:
Street national musicians:
In the heart of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is the main Cathedral of St. Giles (Eng. St Giles 'Cathedral, St Giles' Cathedral)
Next to Soborm we see the ancient symbol of a prosperous trading city Mercat Cross (English Mercat Cross.):
There were read the important city ordinances:
The flag of Scotland, and the angle of the main cathedral of Edinburgh:
Mercat Cross from a different angle. Through the arch can be seen the inner courtyard and the building of Edinburgh City Chambers:
Let's go over the arch:
In a small area see John Steell sculpture of Alexander the Great Tames Bucephalus:
Go ahead. Police:
The general plan of the Royal Mile in the direction of the castle:
And in the opposite direction. If you look closely, you can see the expanse of the Gulf:
We turn to the Royal Mile towards Sevren bridge. A typical shop with souvenirs and national clothes:
We leave to the north bridge. Under the bridge can be seen covered platform Station Edinburgh:
Let's go in the middle of the bridge. Stop:
The bridge offers a good view of the city. East End:
The tallest building on the hill - is the monument to Admiral Nelson:
On the opposite, west side, very proudly and beautifully situated Scott Monument, a monument to the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott. Be sure to read the history of this monument. Very interesting:
This is the southern part of the city, where we came from:
Go back to the side of the Royal Mile. Street musicians:
According to tradition, found himself in the frame
Again, look at a mile and walk a bit to the south:
From the height of the streets:
On the left, modern building of the National Museum of Scotland:
Previously, it was the neo-Gothic church of New North Free Church, in consequence, the building was transferred to the University of Edinburgh. Now it is Bedlam Theater:
The Scottish coach at the National Museum:
Here we are with you and come to the final part of the walk around Edinburgh. In conclusion, I want to tell and show the details of one touching story associated with this city.
Remember the title photo of this post?
Her dog sculpture. This sobakchka breed Skye Terrier entered history as Edinburgh Greyfriars Bobby. This dog for 14 years (!) Guarded his master's grave in the cemetery of Greyfriars Kirkyard, excommunicated only the cafe, where he was fed, as well as in the cold season to warm up in the neighboring houses. At the cemetery, next to the grave of his master Bobby died. He was buried in the same place. You can read this touching story in Wikipedia.
In the center of the frame can be seen, where there are people who left - a small sculpture of this heroic dog (left behind the houses, by the way, that same cemetery):
But that's Bobby - close-up:
So the very cemetery (grave did not shoot large - I do not like this thing):
And that would not end the post on a sad note, let's see how modern style blends in Edinburgh with a magnificent history:
In summary, we can say that today, Edinburgh has left in my memory is one of the most vivid impressions!