France & Scotland 2001

Who is

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

We arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland and headed on down to Katy’s flat. Around the corner from her place were these two ads for a well-known Virginia boy.

No comments … yet


I am

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

On another sign came the cryptic answer the question.

No comments … yet


Mind the gap

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Later that first day, we went to the train station to pick up Katy’s friend from Durham, England, Katie. This is obviously before the train arrived.

No comments … yet


Beer list

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Although it’s a bit blurry, I really liked the lettering they did for this beer list at a seafood place we ate at for dinner.

No comments … yet


The Colonel

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

On our way to the Scottish Highlands, just north of Edinburgh, we passed a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Being in Scotland, it immediately reminded me of Mike Myers’ rant in So I Married an Axe Murderer against the “addictive substance that makes you crave [KFC] fortnightly.”

The red building is the KFC. It’s there, trust me.

No comments … yet


The Firth of Forth bridges

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Firth of Forth (Forth River estuary) bridges on our way out of Edinburgh. It was cloudy and raining off and on, which is hardly suprising given what country we were in.

No comments … yet


Castle perch

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, as seen from a block or two down from katy’s Flat.

The store on the right with the red signs in the windows is where I bought my Mad Cow Coat (my leather jacket).

No comments … yet


Rose Street

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Rose Street, where Katy lived.

We had lunch in the yellow pub on the left and frequently had sausage sandwiches for breakfast at the place beside it.

1 Comment


Downtown Edinburgh

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Downtown Edinburgh. I think the double-spired building was the Scottish parliament building, but I’m not sure.

No comments … yet


Katy's Museum

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The coolly-designed museum where Katy worked while fulfilling her masters.

No comments … yet


Frankenstein's

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s night club hot-spots: Frankenstein’s, the pub that was once a church.

1 Comment


Katy's lab

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

For the interest of very few: Katy at her desk in her lab at the Museum.

No comments … yet


More Edinburgh

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Another view of downtown Edinburgh

No comments … yet


Castle gate

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The gates leading to the un-non-profit Edinburgh Castle.

No comments … yet


Robert the Bruce

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Oddly enough, the real Robert the Bruce (truly known as Braveheart, not Wallace) didn’t have a beard, as portrayed in the movie…

No comments … yet


William Wallace

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

… yet William Wallace, who was portrayed in the movie as clean-shaven, is not in this statue. And my point? Don’t believe everything that comes out of Hollywood.

No comments … yet


Bad Ass mirrors

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Bad Ass was a restaurant something like 50 paces from Katy’s place. Dig all the interesting mirrors (no Mirror Project shot here, folks).

2 Comments


Bad Ass dinner

Click here for the next photo.

Edinburgh, Scotland

At dinner, I finally ordered the haggis. It wasn’t all that bad as long as I didn’t think about what it was. I had way too many biology classes to know exactly what I was eating.

This pretty much finishes up the Scotland trip. Later that night we helped Katy pack up and move back to the U.S.

No comments … yet