Jan 24

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Tag: Photo Challenge,PhotographyKal @ 11:26 am

Clare wanted the Astronomer Royal’s house in the middle of Edinburgh. On the same snowy morning I took Winter Dawn down there, I wandered around the Royal Observatory to try and find an angle by which I could take a picture of his Royal StarGazery’s domicile.

But no.

Big gates, big walls, big signs telling me to stay away from the big walls and big gates and big telescopes inside, in case I, I don’t know, manage to focus it onto someone else’s house just as they’re showering and I get a glimpse of their winky.

That’s why there’s such security.


Anyway, as such I decided that the Astronomer Royal’s house and surrounding grounds looked rather lovely as a sort of foreboding Victorian asylum or some such.

Moody and brooding.


That’s what the Astronomer Royal’s house is.

It’s broody.

Right now it’s down at Mothercare cooing over bootees.

This blog’s gone a bit weird, really, hasn’t it?

Anyway, Clare? Here’s your photo.

8 Responses to “Royal Observatory, Edinburgh”

  1. Cath says:

    All these lovely photos make me want to visit this beautiful city :-)
    Now, let’s see… when’s my holiday this year…


  2. Fee says:

    I’ve always thought that house could have a starring role in a Hammer House of Horror film! What d’you mean, showing my age???


  3. FireMom says:

    Oh, this IS broody. I love it.


  4. modog says:

    Yup, this blog HAS gone weird. But weird with very good photos. Therefore I approve :-)


  5. Win-Stone says:

    Sorry. Still trying to stop laughing at the mental image of the Astronomers re-aligning and re-focussing the telescope – just so they could peek at Mr S’s winkie. :-))


  6. Karma says:

    I love this photo!! You have an eye for sure!


  7. Clare says:

    Oh, wow – I never thought you’d go off and take the photographs! I love it!


  8. Metamor4sis says:

    Wow. Well captured. Both the photo and the sentiments!


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