From outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse up to Salisbury Crag’s took me around 20 minutes, the views where great but I decided that I wanted to do the walk properly and go right to the top of both the the crag and Arthur”s Seat. The height of Arthur’s Seat is 820 feet but it felt like a lot higher. The views were stunning, and the weather was bright and sunny. The climb was hard and it was a little windy at the top. Stupidly I didn’t have any water so I was very dehydrated but it was worth it. The photo below was taken from the very top of Arthur”s Seat looking over Salisbury Crag”s towards the city of Edinburgh. To the left of the photo you can just make out the castle and to the right is the Firth of Forth and its bridges.
Getting high up in a city can be a challenge, in certain cities like New York or London its not difficult but Edinburgh doesn’t have huge skyscrapers or tall buildings, but what it does have is extinct volcano systems and rocky crags. I decided I would climb up too Salisbury Crag’s, situated within Holyrood Park. I should get some interesting photo over the city from the top. I will post when I get back from what looks like a long walk and a bit of a climb.
It my final day in the city of Edinburgh and I wanted to make it special, so this morning I took the bus to the Royal Mile and then walked down it. As I was heading towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse I found this statue of David Hume. It has a traffic cone on its head, presumably placed there by drunken students from the previous evening. You may think it strange to publish such a photograph. Well it reminded me of a picture I saw of a statue in front of Glasgow College of art where students did the same thing and kept repeating the prank up till the council gave up and left the cone there permanently. I hope to visit the city of Glasgow on my next Scotland tour and take a photo for you.
Whilst browsing through today’s flower photographs which I took this afternoon at the Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden I came across this close up image I took of a rose flower. Rose’s have always been my favourite flower but this example is stunning in both look and smell. I am glad I got a sharp photo of this and thought I had to share it with you.