Happy weekend

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Lots of happy holidaymakers along the Royal Mile tonight …

St Giles’ Cathedral – the High Kirk of Edinburgh – recent host to the fabulous peace exhibition, Les Colombes (link) – Wings for Peace

The Old Tolbooth and Tavern and its 1884 clock

Canongate Kirk – next door to the beautiful Dunbar’s Close Garden, an oasis of peace and quiet just yards behind this busy thoroughfare

Edinburgh has a labyrinth of alleys, ‘wynds’ and ‘closes’ that make whizzing from place to place a breeze for pedestrians-in-the-know – though I often wind up with sore feet as I walk for miles and miles in this most photogenic city, uphill and down (x multiple repeats). This one, leading down to ‘Dynamic Earth,’ Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park, is just off Canongate, a section of ‘The Royal Mile’ that runs from Edinburgh Castle, sitting high on its volcanic rock, to the beautiful Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s Gallery, and the modern Scottish Parliament building at the bottom of the hill.

Cobbled streets are boneshakers when travelling by bike or bus!

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