Having shared Day One yesterday, I thought it would be better to share Day Two, rather post my usual next in the series Best of. It’s the end of August after all, but tomorrow there will be another day when I can do that, right? Not that so many things would’ve happened this month… 😛 I mean blog wise, because life wise it was soooo goood! 🙂
But back to Edinburgh. On the second day we got know the famous/notorious, either spring or fall weather a bit better, but it wasn’t raining, so I guess we got lucky again. 🙂
Even though this was the day of going home, so we had all of stuff with us, we decided to walk again to the city centre.
My outfit; this time my parka because this one was the heavier (lol), and because the optional hoodie. I wore my new yellow! tee by Zara, old vintage Levi’s, Converse high tops and the Autograph bag. And you cannot really see, but I have my backpack on too.
I had to take a picture of this house on the second day too, haha, I love the tower, it’s almost like a castle.
We headed to the train station to give our stuff to the left luggage office.
Luckily the Princes Street Gardens was on our way, which has such a delightful view to the castle.
I mean, I can get used to this view.It was so pretty no matter where we looked.
The Centenary Floral Clock.
Nice Scottish buildings.
The Festival Wheel and the Scott Monument.
In the station, having got rid off our stuff. Extra tip: if you expect or see a long queue in front of the left luggage office, book it online. Nobody uses this option (really), and we were done in a minute.
Nice details on our way to our main program, the Royal Botanic Garden.
Doors of Edinburgh, I think I could live here.
Arriving to the Royal Botanic Garden. The entry is free, you only have to pay for visiting the greenhouses.
When you wish your washroom would look like this. Yep, this is the toilet entry. 🙂
So many plants, so many shades of green. Did I mention how much I adore green?
The Palm House, which looks like the one in Kew Gardens. What is no coincidence I guess. 🙂
Life is incredible. Give it some place, water and sunshine and it’s gonna luxuriate. Fun fact: we had some similar plant (on the right) for years on our hallway back home. I don’t know what it’s called, but it was one of my favorite due its small umbrella like pink/white flowers.
Beautiful water lilies and beautiful ‘I’ve never seen a plant like this before’. 🙂
Again, have no idea what are these (and way too
lazy excited to read the labels. It was more important to take proper pictures of them.
Outside again.We saw a Scottish wedding here as well. What a nice thing to have a wedding at a place like this. Serious envy here.The Rock Garden.
After the Botanic Garden, we headed back to the station as we ran out of time and we wanted to go there in time in order to have seats. But it turned out, our train (and every one to London) is on massive delay due an accident. It wasn’t the best news, but hey, at least we won extra few hours in Edinburgh.
So we went back to the old town, with some optional whiskey purchasing in mind.
We had lost a few times, but eventually found the Grassmarket…and the whiskeys too! We didn’t buy these though, just look at the prices!It would’ve been so nice to have more time to look around properly. Even though it was Sunday, there were a lot of people and vendor there.
Again, going back to the train station. Our train left an hour later, but due to this, they cancelled all of the reservations, so we could sit down. Yey! Another Vogue time! 🙂
So that was it, hope you enjoyed this post. A bit at least. I truly enjoyed being there. Edinburgh is an amazing city, a city where could be nice to live… ok, if we don’t count the weather, which we already experienced in Cork. The 18 C degree and with sun and no rain, what we had there, was a pretty good summer day compared to the usual weather. So no, living there is not an option for me, but visiting again (and again) is a must. Especially on a hot summer week. 🙂