Scotland Jan 2015
Aberdonian Snow Jan 10
Snow, looking out of my room at the Ibis.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum Jan 11
Models of various vessels used in North Sea Oil extraction.
A model of a boat and its plans, don't remember the name.
Looking up at the Murchison Oil Platform Model.
Murchison Oil Platform Model.
Edinburgh Jan 17
Edinburgh Castle viewed from the Esplanade.
Snow on the Pentland hills southwest of Edinburgh, viewed from the Esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle.
View of Arthur's Seat from the Esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle.
Argyle Battery (and many tourists) on the North side of Edinburgh Castle. Far to the right is a British 105mm gun that they use as the "One O'clock gun."
Panorama of Edinburgh viewed from the Argyle Battery of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is on the South shore of the Firth of Fourth.
Statue of Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, outside of the National War Museum in Edinburgh Castle. Instrumental during the First World War and other conflicts.
The King's Colour, carried by the Highland Regiment, immediately before Ireland was brought into the Union in 1801. The National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle.
Various objects, including a pipers uniform, that "show some of the ways in which Scottish national identity has been expressed through British Military service." The National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle.
View of Edinburgh from Edinburgh castle, looking North West. A bit of the Forth Bridge is just barely visible.
Various medals earned by the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment.) The Royal Scots Regimental Museum at Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Castle actually held Prisoners of War from the American Revolution, as evident from the "Stars & Stripes" carved into this prison door.
Back of the Scottish National War Memorial, built on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle in 1927.
The Royal Palace at Edinburgh Castle, where the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone (a.k.a. Stone of Destiny a.k.a. Coronation Stone) are held.
The Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle.
Entrance of the Scottish National War Memorial, built on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle in 1927.
Tableau depicting the crowning of Robert the Bruce in the Royal Palace of Edinburgh Castle.
Mons Meg, a 20" 15th century siege cannon at Edinburgh Castle that was a gift from the Duke of Burgundy to King James II of Scotland.
St. Margaret's Chapel at Edinburgh Castle, built in the early 12th century, it's regarded as the oldest building in Edinburgh.
Altar and a depiction of St. Andrew in St. Margaret's Chapel at Edinburgh Castle.
Walking "The Royal Mile" a.k.a. "Street of a thousand tourist shops."