Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scots Corner - Camera Obscura

After a visit to Edinburgh Castle we decided to try out the Camera Obscura which is located just outside the castle. It was built specifically as a tourist attraction in the 1850's by Marie Theresa Short. We had a whooole lot of fun in the "World of Illusions" exhibit, most of which is hands on. The short Vortex Tunnel at the end took me a wee while to stop feeling like tipping over :)
The Camera is at the very top of the building, about 5 flights up with no other access, and we were fortunate to see through it on a lovely day. (When it rains hard or is foggy there is not much to see.) There is a walkway outside on the roof that gives great views over the rooftops of old Edinburgh.
We opted to start at the top and work our way down. We all enjoyed ourselves, though it took me a wee while to regain my balance once we were done :)


Tammy J said...

Gorgeous pictures and fascinating, too! Wish I were there, too!

Cheryll said...

OOHHH... it DoeS look like FuN!
Nice pic's. :)

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions said...

I love your photos, and am really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for visiting us,
Andrew Johnson, Director, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.

Joy said...

I'm a faint shade of green (with envy). Someday I will visit my clan castle, Dunvegan Castle and the Macleod Estate on the Isle of Skye. Someday!

In the meantime, I've enjoyed reading about your adventures!

Michaela Stephens said...

That's some weird wild stuff! Thanks for sharing those photos!