21 April 2007

Photo Hunters - Steps








Wynding Ones Way

These pictures were taken while walking through Edinburgh before taking the tour of The Real Mary King's Close. If you like strange and spooky, this is one walk not to miss.

Edinburgh is a city that in its earliest history was built on a mountain with another city built over it. The result are these steep Wynds and Closes that connect one part of the city to another. The most spectacular is The Castle Wynd Steps that climb a steep incline to the top of Castle Hill and the entrance of the Castle Esplanade. With a total of 187 steps split in two half way up by a terrace, it is a steep shortcut for the healthy.

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27 comments:

Lisa Renee said...

Those are very good pictures, I've never been out of the US, so I thank you for taking pictures that make me feel as if I have been other places...

:-)

jmb said...

Great pictures, it's 47 years since I went to Edinburgh but I remember it well and loved it.
jmb

Linda said...

That looks like something I would really like to see - though I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to climb all those steps! The history seems quite fascinating, too, with a city being built over a city.

YellowRose said...

Cool photo!! I saw a "Most Haunted" show where they were at Mary Kings Close, it was cool! I'd go!! I like the spooky and strange! hee hee

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, looks like quite a climb. Interesting story and place.

yenjai.net said...

Wow. Would one be panting and sweating after the walk?

srp said...

The passage is so narrow and the height of the buildings really accentuates the steepness of the steps. I think my knees are going to need some Icy Hot on them after looking at all the pictures today!

Bengbeng said...

hope to see more pics like these...it is a little like armchair tourism. thanks

Dragonheart said...

Terrific photos! Thanks for the tidbits of information about Edinburgh. My humans hope to visit Edinburgh this summer or next.

amy said...

Awesome picture...Looks like it could be in a movie




Dont forget the blogging scavenger hunt over at Amys Random thoughts. Details and prizes were just announced and the more who participate, the more fun there will be..Hope to see you there!

jenn in holland said...

Oh, this is fantastic. We visited Edinburgh a few years ago and I loved every minute of walking through that city.
Thanks for the memories!

Sue said...

I would so love to visit Scotland one day ... sigh... Great choice for the theme, and have a terrific weekend!

Incog & Nito said...

Great pictures - I visited Scotland many years ago - a lovely place and loads of history. Happy weekend.

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Lynn said...

Wow! These are lovely. Made me remember Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Gattina said...

My legs hurt terribly ! and I am a few cm shorter by now ! But very nice pictures !

Barbara H. said...

Looks like a wonderful place to explore!

Jennifer said...

Oh wow - what incredible photos. Very cool. I so hope someday to be able to visit places like this!

Nina Lumberio said...

I would love to see this! Just lovely!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

this is a little spooky, i agree, but beautiful too...

smiles, bee

soccer mom in denial said...

Those make me want to go to Scotland. I love the depth of the stairs and the sliver of sky. Nice image.

Thanks for the visit. Looking forward to being a part of Photo Hunters.

ashleystravel said...

I have always wanted to go to Edinburgh. If I ever make it, I'll have to try out the tour. I love spooky and strange :)

Thanks for your wonderful photos!

Travis said...

That's kind of a spooky little avenue.

vanillabirdies said...

That is amazing!

SASSY MOM said...

Fantastic photos! Thanks also for sharing some very informative facts about the place.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Happy Sunday!

Forty Paws said...

Wow! Those are great photos for the theme! Thanks for visiting our blog.

Claire said...

Oh you put me to shame for not exploring Edinburgh, i have only made it to the train station so far.

My friend is going on a haunted night time ghost hunt thing, later on in the year.