If you want to take in the sights then Calton Hill’s your place. From here you can survey Auld Reekie from Holyrood (the palace and the parliament) to the castle and beyond.
The Hill’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is the half-finished National Monument, the Nelson Memorial, the Observatory, the Old Calton Burial Ground and more.
The Hill’s eclectic; that is to say, it reminds me slightly of one of those muddled places were old Soviet era statues were dumped when Lenin and the rest of the gang went out of favour.
But, somehow, it still fits together.
shaun over 1 year ago
What a strange, yet somehow successful creation of scene setting. Enough detail to make it real, but still enough left to allow the mind to fill in the blanks with exquisitely unanswered questions. I come away wanting one or more other drabbles to be set amongst these monuments and memorials.