My mum has been here these past few weeks, which has been lovely lovely lovely. Made all the lovelier by the fact that Edinburgh did a good job of really behaving itself for most of the two weeks and giving us some stunning weather, really making the city shine.
So on one of my mum’s first days here we went up Calton Hill. You get the best views of the city from there.
On the way up we could see the Newtown buildings and beyond, as well as some lovely autumn colours on the tree tops.
On of the things that really interest me about this time of year is the long shadows casting such interesting patterns across the ground.
Calton Hill has some lovely monuments and sites that add to the peaceful atmosphere.
And you can look down and see every angle of the city, including the narrow buildings along the Royal Mile and elsewhere in Old Town.
You also get a lovely view of Princes Street.
Calton Hill is popular but never really packed. People just stand and marvel at the views.