Edinburgh


Voyages & Images, a photographic guide 

Edinburgh is often considered the most beautiful city of the United Kingdom. That was also my impression of the capital of Scotland, the second city of an itinerary made in the United Kingdom in June 2008.

Edinburgh is rich in historical and cultural traditions. Important events of the Scottish and British history took place in well preserved constructions of the city.

The central region must be explored on foot. Distant boroughs can be reached by the excellent service of buses.

Edinburgh offers excellent opportunities for capturing nice urban images, where peculiar architectural elements and green areas compose exuberant images.

The center of the city is divided in Old and New Towns. The Old Town, on higher grounds, is separated from the New Town by the vast and beautiful Princes Street Park (images below).

 

In the Old Town we find the Royal Mile, a medieval thoroughfare stretching for about 1.6km.

 

The long way runs from the Edinburgh Castle, former residence of the Scottish Royal House (below, on the left) to Holyroodhouse Palace (below, on the right), the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland.

Along the Royal Mile we find museums, churches and other historic constructions like the house of John Knox, the protestant reformist (below, on the center).

The Royal Botanic Garden is situated close to the center of the city. The area is very well preserved and appropriate for calm strolls.

A visit to Edinburgh is an excellent opportunity for capturing beautiful images of its streets, buildings, green areas and monuments. The dedicated photographer will not be disappointed.