I thought that I hadn’t been to the National Museum of Scotland before but as soon as we were inside I recognised it. From a dark and oppresive entrance it opens out into a vast light and airy space. It is a beautiful place packed with interesting objects.… Read the rest
While our Fringe dates might be over we did still have a morning to kill and I had seen advertised an exhibition at the National museum of Scotland called “Rip it up: the Story of Scottish Pop” that I fancied visiting, so we did.… Read the rest
So, our penultimate day, and it had a lot to live up to after the successes of yesterday.
The beauty of the Fringe is that there are a huge variety of shows on offer for all tastes. However, there were three particular themes that stood out this year: improv – you name it and they improvised it from Jane Austen to Doctor Who, Harry Potter and really any other genre you can think of.… Read the rest
Having said that nothing much gets started at the fringe in the mornings we had found a play that was on at 11am called Alabama God Damn and so had booked for that today.
This was another in a small space with only three principal actors and one musician.… Read the rest
The Fringe doesn’t really get going until the afternoon and so we were left with a morning to fill. We fancied being outside so we decided to go to Carlton Hill.
When we have been in previous years it has been a lovely place for some quiet contemplation and great views over the city.… Read the rest
Having identified an early morning show to attend today we didn’t actually end up going as we weren’t up early enough. This meant our last show was last night and while we did look for possibilities for later this morning we couldn’t find anything that we wanted to do and where the timing fitted.… Read the rest
A quiet start to the day but it did include opening presents as today was my birthday. We walked along Princes Street in the sunshine which was ironic as the forecast had, of course, been for rain and the incoming texts from home described the torrential rain there. … Read the rest
The festival doesn’t really get going until about lunchtime so we filled the morning with, firstly, a trip to The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to see the Roy Litchenstein exhibit. They also had an exhibit of one of my other favourite artists, MC Escher, but we had seen the same one when we were in Rome last year so we passed on that.… Read the rest
The Edinburgh festival has been on my bucket list for years and given that this year it also coincides with a “significant” birthday (all birthdays are significant but this one ends in a zero) we thought that we would celebrate by making the trip.… Read the rest