Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is a stretch of road that goes from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament. It is adorned with historical places and names but also plenty of touristy shops. It includes homes for religious reformer John Knox (Protestantism) and writer Robert Burns (Auld Lang Syne).

Jessie, Nate and Mary chug along the mile.

Philosopher David Hume is not getting the respect he deserves.

Lady Stair's House is a museum for famous writer's. It can be found down a "close" or alley off of The Mile.

Jessie finds a convenient seat.

A monument wedged into the corner of John Knox's home.

Famous St. Giles church where John Knox preached and where a famous fight ensued over whether religion would be government-based or independent. This is where the concept of separation of church and state began.

The steeple of St. Giles.

A side street off of the The Royal Mile. Every building is made of stone.

Spirals from the Hub, now the headquarters of the Edinburgh Festival.

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