Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 2003
Be sure not to miss the Quicktime VR panorama below.
Our venue, on our rehearsal day.
And into the Grassmarket (where executions used to take place at one time)
This courtyard is outside of the great hall. You see, in these pictures, a military memorial, where the names of all the Scottish war dead from the 20th century are kept in books that you can look through.
The tower from which the British flag flies (also overlooking the courtyard outside the Great Hall). Underneath this tower are some preserved rooms, along with the Scottish crown jewels as the Stone of Destiny (a rock that all Scottish, and then British, monarchs were crowned while sitting over).
A picture of Arthur's Seat, as seen from the castle, and a panorama from the same vantage point.
Two additional panoramas, from inside the castle, looking north. You can see Prince's Street and the Forth of Firth.
On August 14, I hiked to the top of Arthur's Seat, an 830' high extinct volcano on the east side of the city and less than a mile from where I was staying.
Click here for a Quicktime VR panorama I took at the top of Arthur's Seat. Scroll to the right to find the meadow and then the castle and downtown. Keep scrolling to see the Firth of Forth (a bay to the north of the city). Note: parts of the panorama will start to display before the entire thing is downloaded, so if it looks a little weird at first, give it a moment to finish downloading.
The Greyfriars Kirkyard (graveyard), in the Old City, where 250,000 people
are buried (most illegally)
A part of the graveyard in which religious dissenters were imprisoned, without shelter, during an Edinburgh winter, while awaiting trial. The man who imprisoned them, George MacKenzie, is buried nearby. This part of the graveyard is supposed to be haunted by the MacKenzie poltergeist.
A nice story. Even an inspiration for a Disney movie. Too bad it isn't true.
The view from the window. You can see the Greyfriars Kirkyard and Heriot's school (which is said to be the inspiration for Hogwarts school)
The Elephant House, as seen from the Kirkyard.