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J.K. Rowling and the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh

After visiting the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh one day last May we walked a block up George IV Bridge to have a late afternoon lunch at the Elephant House Cafe. It was probably the best time of day … Continue reading

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MM3-24 The View from Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh

We had lunch one day at the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh. The place is now famous because J.K. Rowling wrote most of her first Harry Potter book there. The cafe is located on George IV Bridge about a block … Continue reading

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MM 3-21 The View from the Roof of the National Museum of Scotland

We visited the National Museum of Scotland one day during our recent trip to Edinburgh and I took this shot from the museum’s roof. It will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole.

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The Views from Edinburgh’s Princes Street

No, it’s not Princess Street. And it’s not Prince’s Street. Edinburgh’s main shopping street was named after the two sons of King George III: George (who would later become George IV) and Frederick. In all of our travels around the … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 3-08

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 … Continue reading

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