Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Today was the day of doing the traditional tourist activity of travelling around the city of Edinburgh on the open top buses. We headed down to Waverley Station to pick up our tickets early this morning and then jumped on the first tour bus. We got very good seats upstairs but the weather was quite over cast. I took a lot of photos from this angle as it often gives a much better view of the famous tourist attractions around the city. After two or three hours on various bus tours we hopped off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other end of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. We didn’t go inside as it was very crowded with coach loads of tourists but I managed to quickly grab this photo through the gates of the Palace.

Shops on Princes Street Edinburgh

Shops on Princes Street Edinburgh

After such a long day of travelling yesterday we didn’t leave the hotel till quite late. By the time we had walked into the city centre the Bus Tours were extremely busy and had long queues for tickets. We decided that another day would be better, when we came out earlier. I did however get some interesting photographs of the wonderful architecture on Princes Street.

Arley Hall – Cheshire

Arley Hall - Cheshire

This afternoon I went over towards Lymn in Cheshire to Arley Hall with my aunt and uncle. They went to test drive Lexus cars and thought I would enjoy talking photographs of the wonderful hall. The weather wasn’t as good as it has been over the past week but I managed to get a few nice images. This photo below was taken of Arley Hall and surprisingly hasn’t been digitally enhanced, this is the image that came straight out of the camera.

Cershaws Rooms Building, Nantwich

Cershaws Rooms Building, Nantwich

I have just got back from visiting my grandparents. I came back on the train from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly. It was a very slow but trouble free journey. I spent this morning photographing various locations around the town of Nantwich. It was probably the first time I got a chance to explore the town on my own and saw some very interesting architecture. The building in the photo below was originally a pub but now has been converted into a restaurant. It has a very interesting and old example of a horse mounting post (not exactly sure if that is the right name for it) but it was traditionally used to aid customers in climbing on and off their horses. Obviously it is very old and can be just see at the very right side of this photo, the three steps are extremely worn down due to hundreds of years of use.