Aslan and I took a quick train ride to Edinburgh. The last time we were in this royal city was February last year. One day trip will never be enough to cover a city with so many interesting locations. That is why we have chosen to do two to three things at a time in order to gain maximum satisfaction from the trip.
This time, we went to visit Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile and the usual lunch at World’s End Pub.
We took the 8am train, not as early as 630am last year!
Me looking very sleepy
The downside of taking the 8am train would be the crowd. Anxious people rushing for work, school etc. It was hard enough to find a vacant seat, so, we had to sit in different aisles. Beggars can’t be choosers.
The weather in Edinburgh today was a bit overcast. Not as gloomy like my first trip there though. It was quiet but as we walked through the city area, it was slowly awakening with activities.
What would Scotland be like without whisky? No, what would the world be like without Scottish whisky???
This distorted mirror indicated we were quite near to the intended destination... Camera Obscura, Edinburgh
This photo was taken from the rooftop. We climbed around five flight of stairs to get here. No elevator because it is an old building.
We then went for the camera obscura presentation
The entrance fee for this attraction varies but we only had to pay £8.95 as we used our student ID.
The camera obscure presentation was fantastic. It was fascinating to hear the history of this establishment and how camera obscura came about. Even with all the technologies we have, we were very impressed with the whole thing. Imagine, you could spy on anyone within the radius of your camera obscura, which is quite big!
Can you see the image of the city?
Amazing, isn't it???
Once the presentation ended, we went to explore the whole building. Enjoy the photos:
Fourth floor is the Magic Gallery.
On to the third floor called the Light Fantastic
These are not real licorice, they are merely optical illusion!
I love the illusion in the following photos…
Regular sized Effa
The second floor is the Edinburgh Vision
Odd machinery. Plays some funny tune.
In a room full of stars!
Creepy family portrait!
It was challenging to go through this 'tunnel' but I survived!
The first floor had the gift shop, we didn’t buy a lot of things, just an odd bit and bop here and there.
It was fun visiting Camera Obscrura Edinburgh, click here for more information. After all that fooling around, we got hungry. Next plan in mind… Food!
Started raining after we left the building...
By this time, Edinburgh was already filled with European tourists, especially from France and Spain.
Did not buy anything here because price was expensive! Obviously a tourist trap. :p
We went to World’s End pub because we loved it there the last time we were here.
Patiently waiting for food!
Steak and Ale Pie
Cream of Vegetable
All fueled up and energized, we decided to walk around the city and checked out the malls. That was our Edinburgh trip.
Guess what Aslan bought?
Young at heart!