My city


Its days like today where I’m reminded how much I love this gorgeous city.  The bright autumn sunshine was at its finest as I walked home today.  I had just taken advantage of Edinburgh’s Open Doors Day and toured some amazing vaults underneath the city.  It’s amazing to think that at one time 50,000 people lived in these damp vaults where there was no natural light and no fresh air.  Terrible.  So after walking through the dark dank conditions, it was such a contrast to emerge from the bowels of Edinburgh to be greeted by this amazing late summer light.

The gorgeous Princes Street Gardens

One of my favorite things to do on a day like this is just walk around this city.  With its Georgian, Gothic, and Elizabethan architectural styles and beautiful gardens, it’s the perfect place to just stroll along and soak it all up.

I love how the light this time of year is a bit hazy.

The trees in Charlotte Square were especially beautiful. The light dappled leaves - can't get enough of that.

There was a definite bite in the air this afternoon.  And, of course, that turned my head to thoughts of warm autumn clothes.  Loving this blazer from Boden.

Isn’t it perfect for a fall afternoon walk?  Lucky for you and me, vouchercodes.co.uk is offer 10% off and free shipping right now!  Check it out here. What do you love about autumn?

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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7 Responses to My city

  1. marty says:

    absolutely gorgeous color…sky and green trees included…thanks for sharing!

  2. Bethy Manor says:

    Your pics make me want to go back to Edinburgh! What a lovely fall day.

  3. realoves says:

    So glad you posted about Edinburgh! I had just read this passage in Frankenstein concerning Victor’s visit to Scotland. Remember he is filled with remorse and a bitter spirit because the monster he has made has killed his beloved brother and has demanded that unless he make him a monster companion he will wreak havoc on the rest of his loved ones. Victor determines to go to some remote part of Scotland to complete his grim work. “I visited Edinburgh with languid eyes and mind; and yet that city might have interested the most unfortunate being. Clerval did not like it so well as Oxford: for the antiquity of the latter city was more pleasing to him. But the beauty and regularity of the new town of Edinburgh, its romantic castle, and it environs, the most delightful in the world, Arthur’s Seat, St. Bernard’s Well, and the Pentland Hills, compensated him for the change, and filled him with cheerfulness and admiration.
    Your post, is of course, much more uplifting than this, but I thought it was the perfect opportunity for showing the authors impression of your city! Cheers!

  4. realoves says:

    So glad you posted about Edinburgh! I had just read this passage in Frankenstein concerning Victor’s visit to Scotland. Remember he is filled with remorse and a bitter spirit because the monster he has made has killed his beloved brother and has demanded that unless he make him a monster companion he will wreak havoc on the rest of his loved ones. Victor determines to go to some remote part of Scotland to complete his grim work. “I visited Edinburgh with languid eyes and mind; and yet that city might have interested the most unfortunate being. Clerval did not like it so well as Oxford: for the antiquity of the latter city was more pleasing to him. But the beauty and regularity of the new town of Edinburgh, its romantic castle, and it environs, the most delightful in the world, Arthur’s Seat, St. Bernard’s Well, and the Pentland Hills, compensated him for the change, and filled him with cheerfulness and admiration.”
    Your post, is of course, much more uplifting than this, but I thought it was the perfect opportunity for showing the authors impression of your city! Cheers!

  5. POP says:

    Our autumn? …. in crazy California?
    Not having one this year …. it will probably show up in February.
    Right now, today, it’s 104 and climbing …. and going into the 4th day of a 100+ heat wave. By far the highest temps of the year.
    So strange because California, as a whole, just had its coolest summer in over 60 years. Our beach towns, up and down the coast, averaged only mid 60’s with a persistent June gloom extending all the way until now.
    So go figure, I never thought I would say it, but I’ll take your weather this week over mine.
    Enjoy those brilliant and dazzling days, (remanescent of ol’ Cape Cod except Edenb. is a such an interesting place).
    Great pics and thanks for sharing!

  6. Donna says:

    Just gorgeous pictures…wish I was there! But it is beautiful here too. The leaves are changing color and the air is cool and crisp. Love it!!

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