19/04/2015

TRAVEL | Edinburgh Photo Diary: Part I


Last week, I went to Edinburgh with two friends for a few days. I've always wanted to visit Scotland, and Edinburgh seemed such a mysterious and beautiful city that I could not go anywhere else... and I did well! The atmosphere is so peculiar - peaceful, I thought, which is amazing considering the thousands of tourists like me that have invaded it! I loved my stay there, and I know I'll go back one day, because one needs a very long time to explore the city and experience it fully.

I want to share with you some of the photos I took while I was there, because Edinburgh is too beautiful not to be mentioned in my blog. My photo diary will be divided in two, otherwise you'll be drowned in pictures! This first series will be about my first two days, and the other two will be up next week. 

During these first days, I have loved:
~ walking around in the city, taking photos of the castle. From Princes Street, the view is breathtaking.
~ visiting the cemetery of the Church of St Cuthbert, because old tombs are fascinating and the blossoming flowers were touches of joy in that rather gloomy place.
~ feeling like I'm in a fairytale castle in the Great Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, where the ceiling is painted with stars and where light flows in beautifully.
~ seeing a Jane Eyre quote in the Portrait Gallery, and one of my favourite Winterhalter portraits of Queen Victoria - two of my main women, which means intense fangirling.
~ discovering Carlton Hill, and seeing the Scottish (and apparently unfinished) version of the Athenian Parthenon - rather different when you see it in person, but from afar, they look strangely similar. 
~ climbing up Arthur's Seat, and enjoying one of the best views of the city. 
~ finding the tombstone of Tom Riddle in Greyfriars Kirkyard - proof that wizards exist,  seems like they can't always hide from the Muggle world!

Have you ever been to Edinburgh? 
If you like the city, keep an eye on the blog for part 2 of my diary! ♥
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8 comments:

  1. great pictures and Edinburgh looks soo beautiful! will love to pay a visit one day! xxx

    Anisha ♥ All You Need Is Red Lipstick

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    1. Thanks Anisha! You really should go there, it's an amazing city to visit ;) xx

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  2. woah absolutely gorgeous photos! Edinburgh looks beautiful!

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Yep, it's probably on my top 5 of beautiful cities that I have visited :D xx

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  3. Edinburgh is so beautiful. You really captured the moment <333

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back :) Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day, Julia!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Shaira, thanks for this nice comment! I'm keeping track of your blog through Bloglovin' and I'll be checking it out as soon as I can. I do have an instagram although I don't use it very much haha (not much into social media to be honest!), but it's @julia_ds25
      Thanks again, and I'll probably speak to you again soon :) xx

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  4. love this photo diary, what a beautiful place, always wanted to visit edinburgh xo

    thewatercolourjar.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Zoe! By the way I love your videos ;) xx

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