Edinburgh by Bus

After recovering from dinner with Sara and Mike (and Isla), we got up a little late and took the Hop-On Hop-Off bus around the city (twice – cause we missed stuff the first time). This is such a fascinating city. Again, like London, the age is amazing and the contrast between the old and new can be startling. The number of historic figures in medicine, literature, politics and on and on is fascinating.

Castles, university buildings, churches, statues and old buildings…

The High School of Edinburgh (1128?) has had many locations, this was the third(?). It became the Royal High School in 1590 when James VI declared it “royal.” It is the 18th oldest school in Europe.
Very modern Parliament building.
Rubbing Hume’s toe brings luck or knowledge.
Hard to capture this amazing fortress on the volcanic rock.

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