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Scotland Tag

Travel Postcards / 07.08.2012

As I visited St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh - the largest in Scotland - my eyes were caught by the lovely carvings decorating the old doors, the spirals and volutes gracefully emphasizing the elaborated neo-gothic sculptures of the entrance porch. Strangely enough, when I walk in a city or a town, often randomly, there are subjects attracting my attention. Architectural details, signs, graffiti...

Travel Postcards / 02.06.2012

Modern buildings with large window panes might not always be that pretty, but they're good for nice plays of light. Sometimes, I got caught by a reflection in the glasses, like it happened in Edinburgh, with buildings mirrored in a geometric frame and forming an intriguing picture....

Travel Postcards / 07.05.2012

If I had to describe Edinburgh with two adjectives, I would say: austere and beautiful. I like the clean and rigorous design of the architecture, the geometry of the squares, the color of the stones. I enjoy the contrast of the square buildings with the round turrets and the smooth curves of the surrounding landscape. Edinburgh...

Travel Postcards / 15.04.2012

Thanks to a lovely invitation from the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa (an authentic treat on which I'll write more soon) I got the chance to go back to Edinburgh and enjoy once again its impressive architecture. St Mary’s Cathedral, whose design and decorations were inspired by the early Gothic Churches and Abbeys, is the largest...

Travel Postcards / 15.03.2012

Opened in 1879, Glasgow Central Station soon had to be enlarged and rebuilt to serve the rapidly increasing traffic and number of passengers. The Central Hotel, opened in 1883, was also extended during the station rebuilding between 1901 and 1906 and today welcomes the travelers with its awesome entrance....

Travel Postcards / 22.02.2012

  Overlooking Princes Street and facing the Castle Rock, the awesome Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh is one of many beautiful buildings of the Scottish capital. Built as a 'Railway Hotel' by North British Railway and opened in 1902, the Balmoral got its current name only in the late 1980s, when it went under an extensive refurbishment enhancing the beautiful architecture....