I spent today in Edinburgh. I started off by having a wander round the churchyard at Greyfriars Kirk, whilst waiting for the Museum of Scotland to open at 10.00. I was in the church last weekend for an exquisite concert performed by The Sixteen. Edinburgh was the last stop on their Choral Pilgrimage (http://www.thesixteen.com/page/2013-concert-programme).
There are some great views of the city from the churchyard and some very substantial tombs.
And of course there is Bobby, still waiting.
At 10.00 I crossed the road to join my fellow students from the Leith School of Art. We have been out and about today and I have spent the day in the Museum doing some colour studies of this vista!
The Museum of Scotland is an amazing place. It was buzzing with visitors today and there was even a mother and baby music group stationed in that pool of orange light you can see in the photo above. I was serenaded all morning by 'The wheels on the bus going round and round' and 'Old MacDonald', amongst other ditties. I found myself joining in, under my breathe. The original museum has had a massive refurbishment quite recently and it really is a fantastic building to visit, stuffed full of wondrous things to see. Don't miss it if you are visitor to Edinburgh. I am looking forward to next week's visit already!