Since so many people seem to like my photos of Edinburgh, I’ve decided to do a regular Tuesday post called Tuesdays Taste of Edinburgh. Today’s collection was all taken at Holyrood Palace, at the foot of the Royal Mile.
Mythical beasts abound, and the whole area is peppered with unicorns, crowns and deer, everywhere you look. I love that my country’s symbol is a fierce magical beast, who can only be tamed by a gentle maiden. No wonder I have a vivid imagination.
It’s amazing to think of the famous feet which have walked these cobbles before me. History has literally poured out from this ancient centre of Royal power, and so have the myths and tales of magic. The Palace sits on the site of the even older Holyrood Abbey…I will take some photos of this another day…and the spot was chosen because the king, while hunting in the Royal Park stumbled upon a stag with a golden cross shining out from between his antlers. Magic sits just beneath the skin of the land here, seeping out unnoticed through the cracks and pores.