Camera obscura

Nearly everyone I know loves to travel. Some more than others. The hubby and I talk frequently of the day we will host our own travel show. Even though I am a fan of Samantha Brown, I promise to be less effusive. For our show, we could travel around India with the Northie – Southie angle. Or we could both explore the world with the history nut – photography enthusiast combination. It helps that both of us are foodies and again we form the preferably herbivorous – mostly ย carnivorous combo. Its brilliant I tell you. Anyone smart enough to pick up this idea?? ๐Ÿ™‚ (Yeah yeah, so its not a new idea…SHUT UP)

Anyways, our last long trip was to the UK. Our primary stop there was London, with some time in Edinburgh and Inverness. The hubby is a huge fan of the land of the stiff upper lip and of the scone, it was his third trip there and my first. Actually, it was my first trip outside Asia. I fell in love with the place instantly. I could shift to Edinburgh today. Maybe someday, or the TV show might take us there.

Our trip to Scotland was spent in great company, some friends from campus and my brother. All of us travelled by train to Edinburgh in a quiet coach. This effectively meant every joke or fit of laughter was succeeded by us checking our volume and whispering for the next several minutes till the cycle repeated itself. We drove around in the highlands on the way to Inverness. I found the place I want to retire to when I am old – its a tiny village called Braemer. It is the most quaint and pretty place I have seen ever. It reminded me of the kind of place where James Herriot’s books are based. I could imagine the church bells being the only loud noise and everyone going about their business at a most relaxing pace.

London was awesome from a touristy perspective – despite walking around enough to end up with aching feet everyday, we could not see everything in 2 weeks. In fact, a mix up of our return tickets gave us an extra day in London, where we enjoyed the services of the most entertaining guide. None other than one of the beef eaters at the tower of London. A delightful sense of humour and an enthusiasm for their work made it a fantastic experience. There is much I can talk about every experience there. I might, depending on the free time in office and the feedback to this post.

The idea behind this post was to showcase a few of my favourite photos from the trip, but I have rambled on.

Anyhow, as they say in my office: Please find below, some photos from the Scotland trip. Do let me know in case there is any feedback. Regards.


First morning in Edinburgh
First morning in Edinburgh
Idle day at the St. Andrews golf course

Idle day at the St. Andrews golf course

Our B&B at Inverness

Our B&B at Inverness

Pretty Flowers

Pretty Flowers

Hope you like them, if yes, please let me know. If not, well, I had fun taking these photos, so shut up. ๐Ÿ™‚

p.s. Click on all pictures to magnify. Click. Now.

2 Responses to “Camera obscura”
  1. Henna says:

    nice blog… ๐Ÿ™‚ i particulary liked the golf course wala pic.. wish we all had that time for that.. hope to read the rest of ur update soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Reeta says:

    Back again to your blog…
    Loved the St. Andrews golf course picture.. your post reminds me of my first and only trip to Edinburgh so far.. me and my sister went unescorted for the first time ever.. did our booking etc on our own..did touristy stuff… whisky tour etc. went to Loch Ness for a boat ride…ate at 3 veggie places in town..nearly got mugged…but boy! I was bowled by the beauty of the place..the woods, the sheep dotted all over and not to forget SCREAMING at seeing the birthplace of Harry potter (a cafe actually) ๐Ÿ˜€ and getting to know about the legend of Greyfriars Bobby…am so nostalgic right now! and yeah pictures..wish I had my DSLR back then but am happy with what I clicked using the Point and Shoot.. ๐Ÿ˜€
    keep posting!

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