UWSSLEC Faculty as Tourists

In addition to all the official visits we did manage to fit in a little tourist activity on the weekend. These are just the places I visited as we split into smaller groups at different points.

Early Arrivals - Edinburgh Castle

Penny and Madge were the early arrivals and managed to get to Edinburgh Castle the first Saturday. I was along for some of the trip.

Walking up the Royal Mile
Walking up the Royal Mile in the wind
St. Margaret's Chapel
The oldest building in the castle is St. Margaret's Chapel. A wedding party was leaving as we walked up.
 
Dinner
Our first dinner at the Mussel Inn

 

Rossyln Chapel and the Pentlands

Anne, Margot Cameron-Jones and I went to Rosslyn Chapel, a family chapel that was originally to be part of a larger catherdral. It is throught that the original owner was a Knight of the Templar. If you have read The DaVinci Code it appears at the end (something I didn't know until I visited the chapel). The chapel is covered with carvings on almost every square inch. The chapel is currently being renovated and has a cover over the top so that you can walk on the scaffolding around the towers. After lunch we went walking a bit in the Pentland Hills just south of Edinburgh.

Chapel from catwalk
Chapel from the catwalk
Pillar carving
Pillar carving
Green man
Green man carving

 

Rossyln Chapel
Rossyln Chapel

 

Seven Sins
The Seven Sins
Chapel ceiling
Chapel ceiling
Apprentice's column
Apprentice's column
Carving
Carving in arches

The Pentlands
Pentlands
Pentland Hills
Pentland Hills
Margot and Eileen
Margot and Eileen

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Perth and Dunkeld

Four of us spent Saturday on a road trip to Perth, Dunkeld and then down through the mountains. We started at the Caithness Glass Factory and then went to an exhibit of Scottish colorists, J.D. Fergusson and Samuel Peploe. As a bonus, there was a display of the metalwork of a young artist who won the art gallery's award (Jim Bond). Many of these actually moved when you walked past them.

Sculpture
Jim Bond sculpture

 

J.D. Fergusson Gallery
J.D. Fergusson Gallery, Perth
Sculpture
Sculpture coming apart

 

Dunkeld Cathedral
Dunkeld Cathedral

Sherry, Eileen and Ella
Sherry, Eileen and Ella in Dunkeld
Fisherman in Dunkeld
Fisherman in Dunkeld
Bridge in Dunkeld
Bridge in Dunkeld

 

A little shopping
Getting in a little shopping at Caithness Glass Factory

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