Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scots Corner - Edinburgh

I spent 5 years in Edinburgh attending Napier. It is now known as Edinburgh Napier University but when I attended it was known as Napier College of Commerce and Technology. I attended the Merchiston section of the campus. The design department was a tough one to get into and work through.
That has absolutely nothing to do with where I am going to send you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swjtKUBV8ls BBC documentaries like "A Picture of Britain" are fabulous and I like David Dimbleby's presentation :)
Edinburgh is a great place to hike around and just soak up the history. I love all the little nooks and crannies. Having said that one of my absolute favorite places to visit is the Scottish National War Memorial. http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/index/tour/highlights/highlights-scottish-national-war-memorial.htm The building is located with in the castle grounds. It is somewhat austere and unassuming on the outside but inside is stunning and thought provoking.
(Please excuse the lack of photos. I'm having issues with my posting today.)
I won a giveaway that is not quilt related :) It's a DVD for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2009 and I'm gifting it to my dad for his birthday which is rapidly approaching. http://scotland4thesenses.blogspot.com/


Dorothy said...

Edinburgh is my daughter's favorite city. She and my husband have visited Scotland 5 times in the past 7 years and Edinburgh is always on her list of places to visit. They tease her that she could now lead the tours of the Castle, as she's spent so much time there. lol

Carol said...

I am so envious :) I've been back about 5 times in 22 years !!!!