Our plan for one day during our recent trip to Scotland was to visit both the Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Palace on the same day. So we climbed to the top of the hill and toured the castle and then walked all the way down the Royal Mile to the bottom of the hill to visit the palace but it was closed!
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A friendly police officer on our side of the closed gate explained to us that Prince Charles sneaked into town when we didn’t notice and there’s a rule that the palace is closed to visitors whenever a member of the Royal family is present.
So I stuck my camera lens between two iron bars on the closed gate and took this picture of the palace with an unfriendly police officer on the other side of the gate glaring at me. And that’s as close as we got to visiting Holyrood Palace!
I don’t know what the other guy in the photo is doing. It looks like he is holding a walkie-talkie. Maybe he is reporting to Prince Charles on the old American couple who appear to be storming the gate!
Leanne Cole has suggested that CLOSED be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. Please drop by Leanne’s website to see how other photographers have interpreted her theme.