S: Europe 2011 - Germany & Scotland
FC: Europe Memories Germany & Scotland | Melrose Abbey
1: 8/15-31 Germany 8/31-9/17 Scotland London Amsterdam Austria Croatia Italy | August 15 -November 4 | PRW
2: First stop Germany My niece Kathy and hers.
4: SCOTLAND | SCOTLAND Edinburgh, Melrose, Glasgow, & Isle of Arran
6: ED INBURGH
7: CASTLES AND CEMETARYS Edinburgh Castle - Old & New The Famous Tatoo is held here each year with pipes, marching, concerts and fireworks.
8: Thistle The National emblem of Scotland. " No one provokes me with impunity".
9: Harry Potter is born | Commando or not? Tradition says yes. | Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, based on the true life of Deacon Brodie began here. 5/22/1859-Birth place of Sherlock Holmes' creator, Sir Arthur Conon Doyle St. Mary's Cathedral 1814
10: The hostel was large, clean and full of wonderful interesting people | Dinners were a community affair. Good food, conversation and laughter | M E L R O S E
11: The pleasures of a small town that seamed to be set back in time. The Bakery, Fishmonger, Green Grocer, Rugby team spirit, nature and history.
13: Melrose Abbey Wars & God - Blood & Honor | 1331 - Robert the Bruce's heart buried here 1385 - Rebuilt after being sacked by England Founded by Cistercian Monks 1590 - Dan Jo Watson, the last Monk dies 1810 - Last year as active church 1832 - Sir Walter Scott remains laid to rest There is even a Bag Pipe Playing Pig!
14: A glorious six mile hike through woods along the River Tweed. A three mile "diversion" ending right back where we started from. Abbortsfort, the home of Sir Walter Scott
15: A Mideviel trail past the River Tweed led to Dryburgh Abbey built in 1150 | 1786 Earl of Buchan purchased the Abbey transforming the ruins into a place of romance & beauty. Building the Stiling Tower for his gardener and The Temple of Muses in honor of Boarders poet James Thomson. | *Picnic with tombstones *Yew tree planted in 1100's *Piss Pots for monks. (hey you try praying for 8 hrs straight)
16: Cathedral Church of St. Mungo period 1560's
17: Glasgow City Chambers Built,1882-88 at a cost of 578,232 pounds 53,000 sq. feet usable space, A marvel of marble. First building in country lit by electricity.
18: The Isle of Arran, first stop Brodick | By way of Bus,Train and Ferry (dogs are most welcome)
19: Brodick Castle A fortress has been on the site since 5th century. Gaelic, Norse, English, Scots, clans, war, politics, religion, love and intrigue. Privately owned until 1958 Current owner: National Trust for Scotland.
20: Lochranza Hostel & Castle Beauty, serenity and new friends. | Caroline | Fiona & Charly
21: GLENASHDALE WATERFALL HIKE | Charly & Sandra
22: Holy Island The tiniest ferry, a holy hike and the Queens swans
23: May all beings be happy and create the causes of happiness. May we be free from suffering and from creating the causes of suffering May we find noble happiness which can never be tainted by suffering May we attain universal, impartial compassion beyond worldly bias towards friends and enemies.
24: A tale of web spinning, and a king in hiding. Robert the Bruce a true Scots king. But, the story was that of Sir Walter Scott.
25: Machrie Moor Stone Cirlcle and Kings Cave our travels took us through sheep pastures and ended at a world class golf club. Where people worshiped and were laid to rest. 3500 BC -700 BC when a climate change created peaty bogs. Putting an end to farming.
26: GLASGOW TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM | GLASGOW TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
27: Hostel, grave site cage, to protect the dead from grave robbers, Paddington station, Hemp wares, Glasgow Train Station, amazing coffee, Holli Berri shooting "Cloud Atlas", street side Loo, and a Boby.