As many of you know, I am a sucker for photographing churches. I love the structure, the stained glass, the little details that can be easily overlooked if you don’t open your eyes. When we were walking around Edinburgh, we stopped at St. Giles Cathedral which was right on the Royal Mile. After entering the cathedral, I saw that there was a £2 fee for photographing in the cathedral, which I was more than happy to pay. I saw many people who didn’t pay the fee but were happy to snap around the cathedral. My thoughts? It’s just £2 , essentially a donation to a lovely non-profit. Pay the fee, I believe in karma.
St. Giles had lovely stained glass, beautiful stone vaulted archways and stunning details. Essentially, I was in photography heaven.
Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the visit:
After visiting St. Giles Cathedral, we headed to St. Giles Cafe just around the corner. This was an awesome “local” spot just off the Royal Mile across from the cathedral. The cafe was a recommendation from Laurie (Neal’s sister) who met up with us in the afternoon. The menu had typical cafe fare like sandwiches, soups and salads. But what I wanted to try (based on Laurie’s recommendation) was their special: Belgian waffle, brie, tomatoes, maple syrup with bacon. Since I am a vegetarian, I had mine without bacon. I will be honest, I was a bit hesitant: brie with maple syrup? But let me tell you, it was a delish little treat. Paired with my earl grey tea, it was a yummy little stop!