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Edinburgh Castle rises up over the whole city, dominating the skyline. This was one of our first views after stepping off the bus. Below is the Festival bandstand.
Olympic pride in Edinburgh.
Crowds for the International Fringe Festival filled the streets downtown.
Closeup of a T-shirt I paid way too much for in Edinburgh. Super Mario meets Dr. Strangelove.
The Scott Monument, Edinburgh’s tribute to the great Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe.
The streets of Edinburgh’s “Old Town.”
Part of the hike up to Arthur’s Seat.
From the summit of Arthur’s Seat, you can see all of Edinburgh, stretching out toward the coast.
Beautiful scenery, and no sunlight ever. Welcome to Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, completed in 2004.
Luke, Ah’m yer da.
All the Festival flyers we received walking around the streets of Edinburgh.
A church in Inverness, Scotland. The three statues represent Faith, Hope, and Charity. Inverness is much smaller and farther north than Edinburgh.
Inverness takes these things very seriously.
Inverness Castle, standing tall over the River Ness.
The legendary Loch Ness, just a few miles from Inverness. Loch Ness contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined.
Out in the countryside of the Scottish Highlands.
Eilean Donan Castle, near the Isle of Skye.
The view from inside the castle.
Exploring the Isle of Skye.
A house near the coast on the Isle of Skye.
Back in Inverness. A church graveyard. Some of the tombstones were centuries old.
Evening on the River Ness.