Picture This: Dusk Bronzing Arthur’s Seat

by Keith Savage · 8 comments


Dusk’s last rays arced over the horizon and slammed into Arthur’s Seat, the shadows of rocky outcroppings, brush, and men pulled far into the east. From below, in the shadow of Parliament, I was a small lightless thing. No doubt I went unnoticed by those on Arthur’s Seat, but I was privy to something much grander and alive.

After descending the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle, the expansiveness of the view was jolting. But I shouldn’t have been surprised. More than anything else, Edinburgh is a city of perspective: from the castle, Calton Hill, Heriot’s School, Arthur’s Seat, or the foot of the Royal Mile, there is always some historical or natural work of art in view.

Be sure to check out the Traveling Savage Facebook page tomorrow to see a view of the Old Town from the Sir Walter Scott Monument in New Town. For a city, it’s a bit like looking at a picture of its grandparents.

As with most images on Traveling Savage, simply click to enlarge.


ChishikoffNo Gravatar March 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM

This is soo cool !! I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks so much for your photos!

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar March 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM

My pleasure 🙂

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lara dunstonNo Gravatar March 20, 2011 at 4:46 AM

The fact that this dramatic, craggy land was right on the edge of the city was a shock to us too.

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar March 20, 2011 at 5:06 AM

The geography is no small part of what makes Edinburgh special.

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AnthonyNo Gravatar March 13, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Hey Keith. I’m catching up on blogs, it’s good to see you’re having fun in one of your favourite countries 🙂

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar March 20, 2011 at 5:05 AM

Lots of fun has been had, Anthony. I return to Edinburgh this afternoon for my final two nights. Cheers!

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KenNo Gravatar March 12, 2011 at 6:38 AM

Next time I’m in Edingurgh, I’m going to walk the trail to the top. Magnificent!

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar March 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

There are so many incredible views from the top. My trip to the took was constantly punctuated by stop after stop for photos.

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