Alexander McCall Smith has written a series of novels called The Sunday Philosophy Club that features Edinburgh’s super amateur detective Isabel Dalhousie. I read the first book in the series a week before our trip to Scotland and the second book while over the Atlantic on our way to Edinburgh. I started the third book soon after we arrived in Edinburgh. In one of the first scenes in this third book Isabel visits the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound off Princes Street and meets a mysterious couple there. One day in Edinburgh my wife decided to do some shopping on Princes Street and so I made a beeline to follow Isabel to the Scottish National Gallery. I didn’t meet any mysterious people that day but I did see some interesting artwork. Here are my ten favorites:
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After my visit to the Scottish National Gallery my wife and I spent some relaxing time in the Princes Street Gardens admiring the view. That’s where I took a lot of the photos in my posting (see here) on the Views from Edinburgh’s Princes Street.
We’ve been home for three weeks now and I have processed about half of my photos of Scotland. I guess it’s time to start another Isabel Dalhousie novel!
This was my first encounter with Scottish painting. A couple of weeks after this day we visited the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow where we saw an informative and well-organized exhibit on the Glasgow Boys. I’ll have a posting on this visit in a few weeks.