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Old 26th September 2015, 13:28   #1
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This post is my first Travelogue and fist post in Team BHP. So I would leave the pictures to do the talk than my write up!
I am working as a software consultant in a MNC. During early 2010, I got an assignment to work on an project in Edinburgh in Scotland. I and my wife stayed there from Feb to Sep. During this stay we did multiple trips to several places like in and around Edinburgh, London and Highlands.
Edinburgh itself a beautiful small city with several monuments. The most famous one is Edinburgh castle which is more than 1000 years old and they are so famous on their quality of construction back in 10th century. The other monuments and famous places are Scott monument, Arthurís seat, Prince Street and every other building (as they are several centuries old).

Castle and Scott monument view from Arthurís seat:
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Terrace of castle:
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Oh. Here is our Tipuís artillery kept in the castle exhibition:
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How the captured enemies were locked up:
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Art work of American prisoner in UK:
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Prince street garden:
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Carlton Tower:
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Edinburgh also hosts a month long Fringe festival every year. Several countries participates and showcases their art. I have seen even our village games are showcased there.

Few snaps from Fringe festival.
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Scott famous Pipe parades. Each country/group that competes in the Fringe festival participate in the Pipe parades
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Most buildings looks like this (Scott maintaining these buildings without changing the structure)
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This particular picture was taken in Highlands of Scott and our boat crew told that this place is the rest house of Michael Jackson
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Hermitage is another nice place we went for a picnic
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Zoo in Edinburgh is famous for only penguin parade:
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This is the closest place we can have an eye contact with the Bengal tiger
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Trip to London
We went for a three days trip to London from Edinburgh and covered Queens Palace, Queens garden, Windsor castle, London Bridge, London eye, an Zoo, Royal Observatory of Greenwich and Isle of white.

This post in several subway station in London made me feel proud of Indian
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Most familiar London bridge
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Isle of white has several different beaches like bubble, stony, muddy, sandy and shingle beaches. One must spend at least two days to explore all the beaches. We planned it for only one day and could cover only very few beaches.

Couple of pictures of Isle of white
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Oldest village Abreton still maintained in the same state
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GMT
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St. James park is the place to be if you love feeding pigeons and squirrels
Btw its me and my wife feeding pigeons & squirrels
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Nice read for a lazy Sunday morning!
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Very nice photos. I hope you enjoyed your stay. It reminded me of my onsite stint, and I stayed relatively close to Greenwich.

BTW if I correct, I think its the tower bridge, and the London bridge is the next one, which is a normal road bridge. A little beyond the London Bridge is the Monument.

Next time you travel, you need to visit the Lake districts, and north of Edinburgh, places like Inverness and around Fort William.

Each of the castles in Scotland has a story to say.
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Nice and precise travelogue there kmsithan. Looking forward to many more from you
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Very nice photos. I hope you enjoyed your stay. It reminded me of my onsite stint, and I stayed relatively close to Greenwich.

BTW if I correct, I think its the tower bridge, and the London bridge is the next one, which is a normal road bridge. A little beyond the London Bridge is the Monument.

Next time you travel, you need to visit the Lake districts, and north of Edinburgh, places like Inverness and around Fort William.

Each of the castles in Scotland has a story to say.
Thank you Ragghu.t.k. You are right its the Tower bridge. I think I uploaded a wrong photo . We did go to Inverness but did not cover other places. Its indeed an awesome place to indulge with nature.
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Most familiar London bridge
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Small correction sir. This picture is often mistaken as the London Bridge. This is actually called the Tower bridge. The actual London bridge is a relatively insignificant bridge after the Tower Bridge. There is the HMS Belfast in between them. I was also educated by my cousin who lives in London.
To make things even more confusing, although London Bridge Underground Station is close to London Bridge, Monument Station is actually the best station to use when visiting the bridge. And similarly, Tower Hill Station is the closest for Tower Bridge, although it is also possible to get here from London Bridge Station!
The British and their uncanny ability to confuse the rest of the world, innit?

Nice pictures by the way. Would love to visit with family.
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