Vacation to Scotland, June 2007

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1 roll of vacation photos.

photo This is a view of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle - towards Leith where the Royal Yacht Britannia is moored. You can see the bridge (of Northbridge/ Southbridge fame) in the middle, and the train station is under the W-glass just before it. Behind the bridge you can see Calton Hill - and our B&B was behind that. The New Town runs from behind Calton Hill past the viewer's left - and the Old Town runs to the right of Princes Street Park right up to Edinburgh Castle (along the Royal Mile). We walked from the B&B to the Old Town, up to Edinburgh Castle, down through the park to the New Town, and back to the B&B. 04840001
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photo Ken, napping in Princes Street Garden. Beautiful day. 04840004
photo Ken, wiped out from a day of sight-seeing. Really nice rooms in Adria House. 04840005
photo Ken, flopped down on the bed like a rag doll. Another angle in the lovely Adria House. I think that room was about the shape of a cube. It was huge. 04840006
photo Me, in another corner of the room. You really get a sense of how high the ceiling is here (with me, the short person, in the picture). 04840007
photo 04840008. I'm smiling because I have a bag of fudge in my hand.
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photo First view of Dunnottar Castle. 04840018
photo We walked along the seaside cliff-top path from Stonehaven to the castle, about two or three miles. 04840019
photo There's Ken, on the clifftop before we got to Dunnottar Castle. 04840020
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photo Dunnottar Castle, and a link to the picture and article that made me want to visit. 04840022
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photo Me, inside the kitchen fireplace. See the ovens behind me. 04840024
photo Ken and I, inside the last ground-floor apartment in the West Range. Note the walled-up door behind us - walled up when the North Range was built. The door had to be moved to face outside the grassy square with the large well/cistern. The square holes were there to hold up the floor of the level above - which went the full length of the West Range - a dance hall. I can imagine there were some wonderful set dances there going the length of the room (and keeping all the kids awake in the apartments below). Or, maybe the music lulled them to sleep. 04840025

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All photos and text, Copyright 2007 Brenda J. Butler, except where noted.