Whilst hubby was repairing his car, I took myself off for a day trip to Edinburgh.
Now, I could show you all the usual tourist-y photos - or I can show you what captured my heart.
Come instead, down Princes Street to the Scott memorial - and so worth the vertigo for this gorgeous sculpture
and the overview to this, is captured here:
Then wander down Rose Street with me, to see some amazing metalwork and window art on the outside of a BT building -
also in Rose Street was one of my favourite Rabbie Burns' poems, captured on the side of a building.
Also popped in to the Scottish National Gallery - where to my delight there was a large exhibition of Turner watercolours. The bequest stipulated they could only be shown in a darkened room - and only in the month of January, to save them from fading. Fortuitously, I was in time.
There were two photos I took in the main rooms, an amazing marble bust, with such detail on the veins!
and a sumptuous El Greco - love the light in this.
and lastly, Waverley Station, for the journey home to Fife... a book lover's delight:
I do have some tourist type photos, and a pic of a darling little boathouse. Sometime in the near future, I have no doubt they'll be paintings. Keep your eyes peeled.
The day off that wasn't
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