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March 4, 2014

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle from the Camera Obscura

Edinburgh Castle from the Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura Edinburgh

Have you ever been to the Camera Obscura?  As well as all sorts of weird illusions and a super fun mirror maze (we spent much longer than is reasonable playing hide and seek in it!) there is the camera obscura itself (a giant Victorian periscope which projects live images of what’s going on in the city outside) and the brilliant rooftop terrace too.  The roof of a tall building at the top of the Royal Mile is a great vantage point to see the city and beyond.  We were lucky enough to have the sun break through the clouds while we were up there, and the views across my beloved Edinburgh were just beautiful.  Remind me never to live anywhere in the vicinity with a window facing the terrace though; those are very powerful telescopes!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2014 10:31 am

    I LOVE the Camera Obscura. We were there not long ago when we visited Edinburgh after the wedding and it was just the best. I am so glad other people love it too.

    • March 10, 2014 11:48 am

      Can’t believe I’d never been before! Was worth it for the views alone!

  2. March 11, 2014 6:44 pm

    Oh I really want to go here too! My friend was telling me about it at lunchtime, looks great x

    • March 13, 2014 7:58 am

      It’s good fun! And the camera obscura itself is really cool.

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