One Golden Day In Edinburgh's Holyrood Park
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Edinburgh has long been known as the Athens of the North, and seeing the partially constructed acropolis on Calton Hill in the distance in this landscape really illustrates that! The acropolis was a folly that was never completed but in a strange way that partial appearance harkens even more to the Athenian ruins!
This landscape is taken in Edinburgh's beautiful Holyrood Park somewhere during my descent from Arthur's Seat. After that climb on my second trip, I wish I had wandered into Holyrood Park on my first visit to Edinburgh! The combination of beautiful landscapes and cityscapes was just perfect. Here you can see the back of Holyrood Palace and a host of old buildings along the edges of Calton Hill.
I've never managed to visit Scotland any time of the year but winter, but I have been so impressed by the beautiful winter light that I am sure I would be dumbstruck by how beautiful it is in other seasons! And it's funny how characteristic this scene is of Scotland. When I've shared it with people who haven't been, they knew it had to be Scotland just by the general feeling of the land. Pretty impressive but entirely understandable on some level!
July 12th, 2013
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