Friday, 19 September 2014

Skywatch Friday - Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scots have voted yesterday in the referendum to decide whether they would stick with the United Kingdom or would they like to be an independent nation. The results of the referendum would be known today. What I can gather from the news reports is that it would be a close call either ways. Whichever ways the Scots choose to go it is their decision and I would respect that. Scotland is one of the few regions (nation?) which has abundant spectacular natural beauty and would remain one of my favorite destinations. So I thought of making this Skywatch Friday post on Edinburgh, capital of Scotland.

View of Edinburgh from the vantage point of the Portuguese Cannon on the Calton Hill, Edinburgh

The above photograph was taken at the Calton Hill, also known as Athens of the North with the Portuguese Cannon in front and the Stewart Monument on the right. In the background one can see the Clock tower as well as the Edinburgh Fort and the church.

View of Edinburgh and the North Sea from Arthur's Seat

One gets spectacular 360 degree views of the whole Edinburgh city as well as the North Sea if one climbs the Arthur's Seat.

A Water body inside Holyrood Park , the City in the middle and the North Sea in the background

The Arthur's Seat is part of the Holyrood Park and the various trails inside the park give hikers great delight as one can view the Edinburgh and the surrounding areas from various angles.

This post is part of Skywatch Friday.

Also read:

Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Calton Hill - Athens of the North

Old Calton Cemetery

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

16 comments:

Jim said...

Good luck to the Scots.

fredamans said...

Beautiful! I have a childhood friend that now lives in Edinburgh.

The Furry Gnome said...

Sitting here watching the results come in. What an incredible exercise in democracy!

Angie said...

Wonderful view & sky. I wonder what King Arthur would think about it all! Hope the vote goes your way.

Joyful said...

You've got some beautiful photos of a place I've yet to visit. Some day I hope to get there. Happy Skywatch.

lina@women perspective said...

Hope the best for Scotland people.
Wonderful shots!

Arija said...

I am saddened for the Scottish people being so obviously divided on this issue but your views of Edinburgh are spectacular. Hope all goes at least quiet;y and with out rancour.

Anil Yadav said...

Thanks Jim. Scots have decided to stay with the UK.

Anil Yadav said...

Thanks Fredamans. Your friend lives in a beautiful city.

Anil Yadav said...

The Furry Gnome - Well the Scots have decided to stay with the UK!

Anil Yadav said...

Thank you Angie!

Anil Yadav said...

Thanks Joyful. I hope you are able to visit it soon.

Anil Yadav said...

Thanks lina@women perspective!

Anil Yadav said...

Thanks Arija. The Scots have decided to stay.

Janice Adcock said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of Scotland.

Anil Yadav said...

Thanks Janice Adcock for liking the pictures!