Great Journey ๐Ÿด Day 686

big trip ๐Ÿด day 686 this time we take our time for edinburgh. alone

This time we take our time for Edinburgh. We have to practise pronouncing the name alone: E-din-brah or, as we often hear it here too: E-din-bara. When we finally get it down, we are ready for the city.

We don't really have a plan for the city, we are still carrying the impressions of the Highland Games and want to let ourselves drift. Felix is parked outside the city in a small harbour, we take the bus and approach the city by public transport.

It's Sunday, the sun is shining and we stroll through the well-known and lesser-known streets and pass Edinburgh Castle but don't get in (no tickets left for today!). We sit in street cafรฉs, listening to the sounds of a busy city on a Sunday. Here we hear pipe music, there a city guide tells old, new and funny stories to his listeners, and in St Giles' Cathedral we find peace. We sit quietly, watch the sunlight glinting through the coloured panes and notice how it always does us good in cities to pause for a moment in churches.

On our journey we feel again and again that no matter how much time we (can) take, we will never manage to look at everything. We rely more and more on chance (if it exists) and trust that life will show us what we should encounter.

So we make our way to what is probably the oldest house in the city, John Knox's House, a mishmash of residential, boarding and commercial buildings. We walk through narrow spiral staircases, marvel at "how people used to live" and let ourselves be seduced into the "old world" by the men and women who are available on every floor to answer questions and answer unasked questions.

#Edinburgh #StGilesCathedral #JohnKnoxHouse

 

 


News #1
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