Something Scottish

With a week left in the UK we rather hastily made our way from the Lakes District to Glasgow. We took probably the most expensive local bus out of Keswick which was evidently well worth the price for the free scenic tour through several tiny English villages. We chatted with a local who was also heading to Carlisle. He knew straight away that we were only passing through on the way to Glasgow as he assured us that Carlisle is “completely shit” – his words, not mine. We only saw the train station so I can neither confirm nor deny.

Glasgow was a bit of a blur as we stayed very briefly and I was still in a state of flu delirium. A quick summary of what we did/saw: more installation art that may have been wankier than previously mentioned arts, creepy mannequins in the Provand’s Lordship, enticing show rides at the ‘one week only’ carnival in Queen’s Park and discovered a nice retreat from the city right next door to our hostel.

Viewing an art

Viewing an art

An art

An art – note how thoroughly I’m enjoying myself.

Joe is insightful

Joe is insightful

Yes. Hello.

Yes. Hello.

Glass

Glass

This guy

This guy

Doesn't get much worse than this

Doesn’t get much worse than this

Queen's Park

Queen’s Park

Queen's Park

Queen’s Park

Queen's Park

Queen’s Park

Queen's Park

Queen’s Park

Now on to Edinburgh. I could go on a David Krones tangent explaining how much I loved this place, but I’ll just post some photos instead.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Don't look up if you hear someone cry "gardyloo!"

Don’t look up if you hear someone cry “gardyloo!”

We participated in a ghost tour (not one of the lame have-someone-there-to-jump-out-at-you ones) and learnt about legends, faeries and body snatchers.

Edinburgh Cementary by night

Edinburgh Cementary by night

Edinburgh by night

Edinburgh by night

Edinburgh from the hills

Edinburgh from the hills

Joe blended in well.

Fake hair or fake beard?

Fake hair or fake beard?

Whiskey's were had

Whiskey’s were had

Discovered we have a soft spot for medieval cross dressing. Yes I am wearing my jeans with my runners. I have no shame these days.

Hobbit jeaking

Hobbit jeaking

Villager vixen

Villager vixen

Ginger Hobbit

Ginger Hobbit

Fashion

Fashion – just a quick selfy while we have pre drinks before a night out.

Vogue

Vogue

Science is fun.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

You go to Scotland, you leave an astronaut.

You go to Scotland, you leave an astronaut.

Ziggy

Ziggy

Did a little walking.

Park near Authur's Seat

Park near Authur’s Seat

Saw some cute pups. One was very familiar…

Macca's long lost Scottish brother

Macca’s long lost Scottish brother

Go little fella!

Go little fella!

After our excellent time in Edinburgh, we hopped on an 11 hour bus back to London. There we got to catch up with Laura and meet her little pal Harold.

Harold

Harold

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