Saturday, 12 January 2013


I've just returned from a wonderful trip to Scotland. I fell in love with everything about Edinburgh - the art, the architecture, the skies, the streets, and Scottish accents. I can't wait to go back again. See below for highlights from my trip!

Morning view from Princes Street

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street

Princes Street Gardens 

Red and white houses on a hill

Lovely greyish-brown building with blue door

Angels with Bagpipes - a wonderful name for a restaurant!

Beautiful architecture. Love the curved ornamentation on the windows.

St. Giles Cathedral, the historic city church of Edinburgh and the mother church of Presbyterianism. Beautiful sculpture, vaulting, and stained glass. Especially loved the unique architectural details.

Stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones

Hind from a statue outside St. Giles. According to legend, Giles was accidentally wounded by a huntsman in search of a hind. Loved the sight of the black hind against the blue-grey skies.

Lovely architectural detail

Buildings in the Old Town 

Sign for deep fried Mars bars, a popular delicacy in Scotland!

More buildings in the Old Town 

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Man emerging from the ground. 

Charles Jencks outdoor sculpture, or "landform", in front of the Gallery of Modern Art

Front of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. "Everything is going to be alright." 

Pink and purple skies

Powerful words on Thistle Street

Thistle Street as night approaches 

Scottish National Gallery at night

Princes Street ferris wheel at night 

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Researching Victorian illustration at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Loves text + image relations, book arts, poetry, fantasy, science, people watching, the moon. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee.