Michael Temlin

Scotland and the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2006

In August of 2006, I spent five days in Scotland. I saw some shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and spent one day on a whirlwind bus tour of the Scottish highlands—not nearly enough time in which to enjoy this beautiful city and country.

All of the links below connect directly to photos.  Photos average 150K - 450K in size.


A few shots around the city
bulletThe view from the air
bulletBank Street, in the Old Town
bulletThe City Council building
bulletSalisbury House, on the campus of the University of Edinburgh
bulletThe Scott Monument, with the Hotel Balmoral in the background
bulletAgain, the Scott Monument

The Castle

Everything you'd expect a castle in Scotland to look like

The Scottish National War Memorial building, which sits directly atop volcanic rock

bulletI waited about fifteen minutes until all the people were gone before I took this shot
bulletThe gatehouse
bulletThe Portcullis gate
bulletA view from the battlements into the City
bulletThe Scottish War Memorial Museum, on the grounds of the castle
bulletThe castle prison
bulletSt. Margaret's Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh

This is is a video of the firing of the one o'clock gun, a daily ritual.

The Festival

The Edinburgh Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, had the city festooned to the max
bulletThe Udderbelly, one of the venues (yes, that's a reclining cow!)
bulletThe Debate Hall at the University, turned into a pink and purple light show

The Scottish Highlands

The land of Macbeth, William Wallace, and assorted monsters
bulletFort Augustus, along the Caledonian Canal, at the southern tip of Loch Ness
bulletGlen Coe Park, deep in the Highlands
bulletUrquhart Castle, on the shore of Loch Ness (no monsters in sight!)

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