Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday's adventures

Aunt Laurie and I have spent most of our time at Charlotte Square Gardens  where the Edinburgh International Book Festival is taking place. But on Wednesday, without an event to dictate our schedule, we spent time exploring more of the city. 

 This is what I would call 'home base,' a Guardian sponsored chair in Charlotte Square Gardens.

 National Museum of Scotland 

Each night from our flat we are treated to the bagpipes and fireworks coming from the  Edinburgh Military Tattoo , which takes place in the stadium next to Edinburgh Castle. 

My favorite place to have a tea break is eteaket, a tea boutique that serves tea and scones on mismatched porcelain. Here is the aftermath of afternoon tea. I forgot to take a picture of all the lovely food before I tucked in.

Princes Street Gardens is a lovely green space, which also serves as an escape from the busy sidewalk traffic along Princes Street. There are many statues and memorials throughout the city that honour notable Scottish men and war heroes.