Monday, 20 April 2015

My Life in Photos // Museum Hopping in March

3 months into this new venture of mine and I'm going strong, yay me! I'm bringing you on another different type of day this month. We've had a day out to the beach, a normal day of housework and now a very busy day indeed...





1 // Early train for two to Edinburgh!
2 // We weren't even in the city 10 minutes before whipping our cameras out and photographing the beautiful North Bridge.
3 // Before the first of the museums opened, we took to Greyfriars Graveyard to pay our respects to Bobby!
4 // The literally 'awesome' great hall of the National Museum of Scotland.





5 // We spent so much time in the extensive National Museum of Scotland that I had to include another photo. This is from the Restless Earth exhibition.
6 // Our lunch break at the Chinese buffet was so fast that I forgot to even take a photo! But straight after we headed on the hunt for the somewhat hidden Writers Museum. This is a portrait of many of those of whom the museum is dedicated to.
7 //  This lamppost in the square outside of the Writers Museum reminded me of Narnia and I needed a photo there!
8 // A highlight of the day was seeing Claire getting to hold a couple of birds of prey and talking to the handlers about the history of falconry, as well as where wearing the glove on the left came from.





9 // In the Museum of Childhood (which I have visited a couple times previously), I spotted something I hadn't seen before there. A couple of the legendary Brothers Grimm Fairytale books!
10 // Next port of call and last due to it getting nearing closing time, was the Museum of Edinburgh. Despite its bright exterior I didn't even know it existed. I will be returned on my next visit however as time was limited and there were still lots to see!
11 // Home time and some Millie's Cookies for the journey. Our feet were so tired that these 45mins travelling were welcomed.
12 // Back to my boys <3


As you can see Claire and I spent a lovely, jam packed day in the capital of Scotland, celebrating her Birthday early. If you kept count you will see that along our way spent time at 5 main places of interest. If you are interested in seeing more about each of these places there will be full length posts to follow in the coming weeks.

I am always interested in hearing your stories, so let me know what you enjoy doing or seeing in Edinburgh in the comments! 



24 comments:

  1. Must be so cool to see the Brothers Grimm fairy tales! And I spotted the Millies Cookies and now I'm craving cookies XD

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    1. I was pretty excited to spot them! haha I know right, cookies ftw.

      xo

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  2. Everything looks so amazing. I have seen a few wonderful Edinburgh posts today & it makes me think that I need to re-book to go (we went to Budapest instead of Edinburgh over Easter!) That Museum of Scotland looks AMAZING!
    Bee xxx
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    1. It was a brilliant day! Oh really?? I think Edinburgh seems to be getting more popular to visit, though I'm sure Budapest was slightly better for an Easter getaway:P
      Its one of the best museums I've been to, minus obviously the big ones like the Natural History Museum in London but you need at good 4-5 hours or more to see it all properly!

      xo

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  3. I really like that photo you took of the Restless Earth exhibition - I must go to Edinburgh as I live so much closer now, so I am always taking notes on these posts and writing down the best places to go to! You're like a virtual tour guide for me Danielle :D Amazing photos, as always, and that shot of Claire is amazing, and you're right, that lamppost reminds me of Narnia too! - Tasha

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    1. Thanks! Yes!!!! Maybe we could arrange to meet?? That would be a great day out.
      Aw bless you haha, thats how the blogging world is! There are so may places I'd never thought of going before that I want to see because of peoples blog posts.

      I'm glad it makes you think of Narnia as well and it's not just me!!

      xo

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  4. What fantastic photos! I love museums especially interactive ones haha! Abi :)
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    1. Thank you! Yeah, museums are fab aren't they?! haha

      xo

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  5. Amazing photos, as always! I miss museum hopping in England. That was one of my favorite things about living there. :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I haven't been to many museums outside of the UK but I feel as if we have sooo many compared to other places. I love a good museum! (Especially the free ones :P)

      xo

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  6. Wow, looks like you had a busy day! I love your photos from the museums :)

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    1. Very much so!! A long but brilliant day.
      Thank you!

      xo

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  7. You know these are my favourite posts to read!! I love hearing about people's days - because I'm just that nosey haha.
    I really enjoy busy days like this, seeing a few places and just walking until my feet hurt and it's time to head home. We had a pretty jam packed Saturday, and this weekend might be a bit jam packed too. But I like it :)

    Looking forward to seeing your photos from the National Museum!

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    1. Heck yeah! I'm totally the same lol.
      Oh my feet hurt so bad man, like terribly. But it was so worth it to of gotten around so many fab museums!

      I reallllly need to catch up on all your posts! I've had a look on my phone but it doesnt do the photos any justice and I cant comment guh!

      I'll have to get working on them then :P It might actually take two posts as I took so many photos.

      xo

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  8. I love the National Museum of Scotland - it's so beautiful, and stuffed full of so many interesting displays, I would definitely go back again (and again) despite having visited a few times already. I haven't visited the Museum of Childhood or the Museum of Edinburgh (how did I miss that building?!) but I'll add them to my list for my next visit. Edinburgh is such a wonderful city - I visit every few months and I find new things to do and places to eat in every time. Plus it's absolutely beautiful.

    x

    p.s. I love when you do posts like this - I can't resist a little nosey into your life!

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    1. Isn't it awesome?! We really need to meet and have a museum day at some point.
      The museum of childhood you can get round pretty quickly but the museum of Edinburgh you need more time. Some awesome jems in there relating to Bobby!

      Thank you :D I'm glad you enjoy them. I'm loving doing them!

      xo

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  9. Ah looks like a fabulous visit! I really want to go back to Edinburgh soon, I'm so close I have no excuse really! x

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    1. Do it!! Always a great day out and so many more free museums etc than you think.

      xo

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  10. Haha back to my boys is my favourite picture from today's post! I haven't been to Edinburgh in ages (last time 2001). I'm so eager to go but it is quite far away from where I usually are in the UK. Oh and Danielle your pictures and photography is wonderful, I can't stress it enough. May ask what camera your shooting with? Say hello to Baker. xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

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    1. Ah thanks! I think Baker looks unimpressed and is thinking 'and where have you been all day Mammy?!' haha.
      Woah that is a long time ago! I hope life brings you up this way at some point. You should let me know so we could meet up too :P
      That means a lot, I never really see what people like so much about my photos but seriously - thank you! I currently have a Nikon D5000 but it's almost 5 years old has a broken sensor, the auto focus barely works and it struggles in low light. I'm hoping to upgrade very soon!
      He says 'woof' back ;)

      xo

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  11. The Museum of Edinburgh and Museum of Childhood are on my to-do list for our week up there in August! (that is, if I can fit them in amongst all the shows and comedy of the Fringe) :-) xx

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    1. Oh you will be busy!! The Museum of Childhood doesn't take too long but you'll need a little more time in the MOE if you like to have a good look at things!

      xo

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  12. Wow, what a busy day! Brilliant photos and lots to see and do. Thank you so much for sharing :) xox

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    1. Oh it was, my feet hurt thinking about it ;) It was brilliant though! Thank you :D

      xo

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