Menoffagainorrhea [me-noff-again-or-rhea]; the condition of the endless traveller

Whilst in Edinburgh this second run round then, a bit more outside tripping was done. Today let me share some views taken on an outing to the Royal Park; called thus because it would have been reserved for hunting and recreation of the nobility. Holyrood Palace sits at one of its entrances.





























St Margaret's Loch is one of three very large and rather deep 'ponds' within the 5-mile radius which constitute the park.




























Overlooking the lochan is the ruin of St Anthony's chapel.




























On this loch are to be found the swans, the coots, the Greylags and the tufted ducks.  Further up the side of Arthur's seat, though, at Dunsapie loch, there is the exclusive club of the Canada Geese...





























Driving round the back of the Seat, the vista of the city greets one... You saw it from Blackford Hill a wee while back... now for a different angle.

































































In that middle shot, to the left of the castle and behind the modern monstrosity, is the dome of the McEwan Hall, the graduation venue for Edinburgh Uni.  The last shot is an extreme zoom onto St Giles Cathedral.

(..is she done yet?..)  More on Monday... &*>>

18 comments:

Julie said...

Dearest Aunty Yam, you and bringing back some wonderful memories for Mum of when she lived in Scotland, she's gone all misty eyed and smiley now. Great work, in the mood she's in I should get loads of treats tonight! Luffs you!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Glad to have been of service your Madge!!! Yxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD the St. Anthony's Chapel pic is OUTSTANDING.... we love that one... They are ALL good but that is our FAVORITE... it just Visually... SPEAKS of the days gone by.

Joanne Noragon said...

Great pictures, as always.St. Anthony's is quite spooky looking.

rottrover said...

What a beautiful city :-)

Merlesworld said...

Lovely white swans.
Is St Anthony's haunted.
Merle............

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Thank you guys... maybe one day I will summon the energy to walk up there!!! Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...seems you and Joanne are thinking along the same lines! No, no hauntings. It's just the way I shoot 'em...&*> Yxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I must get back to Scotland for a visit. It is so beautiful!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Very nice photos!
hugs
Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Dory and the Mama said...

Such beautiful architecture!!!

Murphy said...

Beautiful photos. The subjects are wonderful but the focus is so well done!

Your Pals of the Focusly Challenged Mom,

Murphy & Stanley

Charliedownunder said...

MORE ON MONDAY??????? OMD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bouncing Bertie said...

So excited to see a picture of St Margaret's loch. Reminds me of such a happy episode…
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
http://bouncingbertie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-first-class-traveller-look.html

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Charlie mate, be grateful I am giving you a break.... &*> Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Ohhhhhh yes I remember that outing... I was green with envy (sorry &*/) because I was in Monsoonal Mumbai at the time! Yxx

Mara said...

And in 200 years time even that modern monstrosity will be considered beautiful. Unless it has been taken down because of its ugliness before then of course!

Can't wait to see the sights myself. Only five and a half months to go!

Mark Muller said...

it's a place what's on our bucket list (if we can manage to drive on the wrong side of the street once lol). thanks for encouraging me to keep on my plan with your wonderful photos
easy rider