University Walk // Scotland

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I’m very proud of this picture.

While I was in Scotland (which I admit was quite a while ago now) I liked to just go on walks and take pictures, so here are some pictures I took while I walked around campus. Continue reading “University Walk // Scotland”

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Biggar // Scotland

CIMG5422aWhen my parents came and visited me at the end of my time in Scotland, we ended up staying for a period of time with some of their friends in the town of Biggar. While we were there we had the opportunity to go up on the roof of a church and see the beautiful view. These pictures are what came out of that little trip to the rooftop. Continue reading “Biggar // Scotland”

Falkirk // Scotland

Note: Please take this post with a grain of salt. It might be offensive to the mind and body otherwise. Also sorry if you were looking for a book-related post, there will be another one of those soon.

Another of the day trips I went on while I was in Scotland was to Falkirk. Apparently there is nothing in Falkirk and I kind of happen to agree but we went there nonetheless. It was kind of a miserable day (we went from freezing rain to snow and I was not properly attired) but I ended up with some semi nice pictures and a few stories so I thought I would share those with you.

Our first stop of the day was to the Kelpies:

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Borders Trip pt. 6 // Scotland

CIMG1941aAnd finally, our very last stop of the (very long) day was to Scot’s View. This is the place where apparently Sir Walter Scott came for inspiration to be alone and write or something like that. Anyway, it was pretty (but not as pretty as I thought it was going to be) and I got a few pictures (although the lighting wasn’t super good). Yes, I am blaming the sun and not my sub-par photography skills.  Continue reading “Borders Trip pt. 6 // Scotland”

Borders Trip pt.5 // Scotland

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Sorry for the very long break from Scotland pictures. Did you miss them? I really like doing these posts but they take a lot more time and energy than my book posts. Have you enjoyed this week of posts? I’ve really enjoyed doing it. Anyway, onward to the post.

Ok, we’re almost done with this day trip. If you haven’t seen the other posts be sure to check them out: Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4. In this stop we explored Rosslyn Chapel.  Continue reading “Borders Trip pt.5 // Scotland”

Borders Trip pt. 4 // Scotland

CIMG1934aAt long last (after an evening in Edinburgh, a very old house, and a beautiful garden) we reach Melrose Abbey. I don’t really remember the history of this Abbey except that I’m pretty sure some king got really mad and tore it down. Also some terrible things probably happened here but when we saw it, it was just so beautiful that I can’t seem to narrow down my pictures any further so you get a bunch of them. Continue reading “Borders Trip pt. 4 // Scotland”

Border Trip pt.3 // Scotland

CIMG1817aJust a reminder, when I was in Scotland I went on a little day trip. First I spent an evening in Edinburgh, then we went to Traquair house and then we went to Melrose (a small cute town) where we were set free to go feed ourselves and then meet together later. Continue reading “Border Trip pt.3 // Scotland”

Borders day trip pt.2 // Scotland

CIMG1687aSo on this day trip, in the morning after my evening in Edinburgh we met and then went to our first stop which was the Traqair house. I forget the historical significance of this house but it was old and we saw lots of old stuff in it. Continue reading “Borders day trip pt.2 // Scotland”

Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland

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Edinburgh castle as seen at dusk.

The program I went abroad with facilitated a few trips for us to take. In order to go on this day trip I ended up staying overnight at a friend of my parent’s house in Edinburgh since that’s where I needed to be in the morning. She took me on a mini tour of Edinburgh at dusk and I was able to take a few pictures of Edinburgh as the sky was getting darker and I had a lot of fun editing them so here they are… Continue reading “Borders Day trip – pt 1 // Scotland”

Firbish Activity Weekend Part 4 // Scotland

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Hello and welcome to the last post on this weekend. Make sure you check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 from this weekend. If you recall, in the morning I went for a walk into the town and saw some standing stones. On the afternoon I actually ended up going back to the standing stones with a guide person who wanted to tell us lots of history (which I have conveniently all forgotten) and then we went to this really old building (which again, don’t remember why it was important) which I climbed around on (despite the warning sign) and ignored whatever the guide was saying. Is that terrible? Maybe. I just wanted to explore this cool building and I got some ok pictures so here they are. Continue reading “Firbish Activity Weekend Part 4 // Scotland”