Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

As peeked last week, I went atop a hill - Blackford Hill to be precise - whilst in Edinburgh. The ground was frozen and the sky was ice. Breathtaking in every sense. On Blackford sits the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, the original towers being very photogenic. Then the panorama proper (remember to click for biggification!), showing the spires down The Royal Mile, to the Castle round to Arthur's Seat and past the Observatory; behind is the Firth of Forth.  Then individual shots following the same tracking.




















































































































I couldn't feel my fingers by the end of that half hour, but it was worth it!!!

23 comments:

Dory and the Mama said...

Beautiful lighting and the architecture is wonderful!!

Joanne Noragon said...

Beautiful shots. Such a cold winter sky!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH MY.... sorry about your Frozen Fingers... butt OH MY.... were these pictures EVER worth it... they are astonishingly beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography of your world ~ looks fascinating!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I spent one day in that city years ago, and your pictures make me want to go back.

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ...... the skies BLUE!! I didn't think that happened in Scotland. Have the fingers thawed out yet?? Ever heard of fingerless gloves?? It WAS worth it though, aye???

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Edinburgh! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures ...hopefully some day I'll get there.

Taffy said...

I have one word:
Gorgeous!!!

Mascha said...

I like your spectakular photos
(I'm back, but not very healthy...)

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautiful views from up there.

Dominique Goh said...

Lovely view of the landscape. :)

stevebethere said...

Beautiful photos, I have been to Edinburgh twice last time was in the 80's I loved it there It's probably changed a lot since then :-)

Jay CraftySpices said...

Very nice pictures, the architecture seems very interesting, not to mention the history in the city.

pixiedusk said...

Amazing architecture! I wish I can visit these! Dropping by from http://pixiedusk.livejournal.com/337309.html

Merlesworld said...

Great pictures so different to our areas.
merle...........

alissa apel said...

The shapes of the buildings sure look amazing there!

Patrick weseman said...

Lovely pics. I love them. Great views.

Tamar SB said...

What stunning views!

Murphy said...

What a magnificent building! All beautiful photos! BTW, concerning the potato skins, thanks for the advice but mom ALWAYS leaves the skins on. Like you, she thinks it is delicious. The thing that has really triggered the issue is that mom decided to stop taking her medicine and try to deal with it in other ways. And somehow me and Stanley are the ones suffering!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How beautiful!!!!!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

The building is so beautiful.

barbara said...

I've never been to Edinburgh! Nice to "visit" it through your lenses!

bettyl-NZ said...

That's an amazing building! I've never seen such architecture before. Well worth you braving the cold. Hope you thawed out ok!