More Monochrome Madnesses and Edinburgh

This is my contribution to Leanne and Laura’s MM 32 for this week

The fairy tale on Castle Rock

the magic of edinburgh
Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle

It is believed that Castle Rock which was formed from an early volcanic eruption, has been a fort of some kind since the Iron Age.  One of the colourful stories of this famous site says that back in the 7th century after a year of drinking and carousing on the hill top at “Dun Eidyn” the tribal Gododdin warriors( celtic brythonic)  decided to ride down to do battle with the Angles and were subsequently defeated. They must have been terribly hung over!

It is now home to the world famous Military Tattoo , the Fringe Festival, tourist shops and pubs that wind down the picturesque “Royal Mile” to Holyrood Palace at the foot. The castle contains  the “Stone of Destiny” (of Scone)  and the Honours of Scotland (crown jewels and sword) that were for many years (from 1500’s) hidden in various places, protected from Cromwell and other enemies.

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The Royal Mile

More Edinburgh

Military Tattoo

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful photos of my old home town. 🙂

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    1. so pleased you like them Marje!! Thank you!

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  2. restlessjo says:

    It’s such a beautiful city, with so many stories to tell. I must get back there! 🙂

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    1. one of my favourite cities!!

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  3. I’ve never seen the castle look that way before Cybele, gorgeous.

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    1. My heart is there!! thanks Andrea!!

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  4. suzjones says:

    Love the texture and washed out colour on your second photo Cybele. It’s just delightful. 🙂

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  5. Maria F. says:

    Oh mine “Up on the Hill” (frame #2) is to die for, what a great shot!

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    1. Thanks Maria- I love that one too!!

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  6. Peter Nena says:

    Until I read this, I believed Castle Rock is a fictitious US town in Stephen King books. I thought he invented it.
    Well, now I know better. Thanks, Cybele. Great work as usual.

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    1. I think there may be a couple other places called the same. I forgot about the Stephen King connection!! 😀 Thank you Peter!!

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  7. Ann says:

    Gorgeous! I love that second one – you caught so much detail in the stonework.

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    1. I like that one too!! Thanks Ann!

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  8. Such beautiful photos and the video. I can see you had a wonderful time on your trip.

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    1. A little late but thanks so much for this comment my friend!! ( I found this in my spam folder!!!!)

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  9. Amy says:

    I love these photos. The first one is amazing, Cybele!

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    1. So glad you like them Amy!! Thank you!

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  10. Amazing photos, especially that first one! I love these. Love the music, too! 😀

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    1. Thanks so much Linda!! Glad you enjoy the music too!

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  11. Mark Simms says:

    The first two images are stunning Cyb 😊

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    1. Thank you Mark!! Glad you stopped by!

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  12. Mélanie says:

    splendid contribution, Belle-Lune… ❤ all your posts on stunning and fabulous Scotland have reminded me of how much I miss 'it'… I also loved Inverness and the isle of Skye… mille merci & bonne continuation! HHH = huge heartfelt hugs…

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    1. yes, I miss Scotland always!! Thanks Melanie!!

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Beautifully done.

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    1. thanks so much Maverick!!

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  14. Absolutely breathtaking–wonderful capture in monochrome.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

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