Monday, September 01, 2014

Just Flying Around


Things have been a bit quiet on this blog for a while, but there are reasons. One of them is that we have followed the guy in the photo above and taken to the wings.


We have had the opportunity to look at an ancient volcano - and almost stopped in our tracks by a new one.


We have seen some traditional red phone booths - almost a rarity in these days of the mobile phone.


The city were we stayed is famous for its castle, and as you can see it used to be heavily armed. 


The country is in the middle of a vibrant discussion that is to be settled by a referendum shortly.


By now you should know where we have been. The locals are extremely friendly to visitors, and even have Day Care Centres that take good care of husbands tired of shopping - and the wives too.

Have nice week!

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Rune, and I do love that sign!! How fun! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great new week! Enjoy!!

Dina said...

Great adventures!

Monica said...

Trodde jeg hadde lagt deg til blogglisten min, men det hadde jeg jo ikke, skjønner jeg etter å sett meg nedover mange bilder siden sist jeg var innom.
Flott serie fra Edinburgh, Rune!
:)

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the gull peeping over the wall - Have seen those husband day care centre signs before - all the rage they are - so good that you had a grand time in Edinburgh.

John said...

All shopping centres should have these centres - it will be interesting to see which way they vote.

HansHB said...

Edinburgh er en meget fotogen by, det bevises godt med bildene dine her!

Banjo52 said...

Thanks for the tour! Nice shots. By the way, can one row from Bergen to Scotland? I thought I might try it as a retirement activity.

Andy said...

Excellent shots. Your vacation photos are worth posting.

Kenneth Nilsen said...

Hva kan man si :) Inspirerende og vel utført som vanlig.

Becky Jerdee said...

I love Edinburgh...all the medieval-ness of it :) The Georgian side of town, not so much :)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's good to get away but I'm glad you're back. I love the idea of a day-care centre for husbands. :)) Great Scottish humour!

Erin Erkun said...

Love the B&W with a pop of read. They had one of those husband day care centers in Ottawa, too ;-))

Malyss said...

If everything goes right , I should be around there in a few weeks .Will say Hello to the guy for you !
:o)

Birdman said...

Adventures are sooooo invigorating! Love that 'telephone booth' image.

Phoenix C. said...

Really enjoyed the guessing game! Brilliant photos - I love the gull peeping over the wall and the red phoneboxes against the monochrome backround. The Care sign is really amusing - I'd not seen one of those before!

Valerie said...

I knew as soon as I saw the cannon. I have stood in that spot! I hope you took advantage of the day care haha. Love the cheeky seagull photo.

barbara judge said...

Oh these are wonderful photos -- everyone of them! I got a big smile out of the husband day care sign. -- barbara

Anne said...

Åååå ja, der har jeg å vært en gang, men du og du så forkjøla jeg ble av den fuktige lufta.

Men du og du var flott der, arti å vandre rundt med kamera! ser du fikk besøkt borgen du å Rune, men det pariserhjulet må være nytt, det husker jeg neimenn ikke :-)

Irene said...

Flott utvalg, moro å se bilder fra andres opplevelser! Det siste var bare så bra!

Ha en fin helg, Rune ... på mandag blir det Bergenstur på meg. Håper det blir en anledning til å ta en tur med kameraet!

Klem I

munchow said...

Så flotte bilder fra Edinburgh. Har jo spesielt sansen for det første, så herlig sett og selvsagt fanget med kameraet. Men hele serien utstråler din utforskertrang og glede ved å fotografere.

Ken Mac said...

As usual, beautifully clear and crystal sharp photos. How do you do it? When I compress to put on blog I always loose sharpness :(

Ken Mac said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!
for your tip re using png photos rather than jpeg. My current posted shot is perhaps the sharpest photo I have ever used, and it's neon! Thanks again.

EriKa Napoletano said...

I was there 2 weeks ago.....Very nice town. Best regards from Italy.

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos!
I would love to see these things in person. In the mean time, I visit through your posts.

Katney said...

Edinburgh is a very enjoyable city to visit. There are so many things to see and do.

truels said...

Fine fotos, det ser ud til at have været en dejlig rejse til Skotland. Idag er så afstemningen om selvstændighed. Spændende bliver det at se imorgen, hvad resultatet bliver?!!!