Hidden Histories Of London
More than most popular cities in the world, London is known for its history. Sites like Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London speak...
It is almost Christmas, some of you may have already witnessed the fall of the first snow, or are enjoying the unusual warm temperatures for this time of year, meanwhile I am trying to post the photos from our trip to Scotland from this August.
I know I have already posted some photos on Instagram, but I feel there are so many more magical ones I hadn’t got the chance to show you.
You know that December, for me, is similar with Harry Potter and the magical world created by J.K.Rowling. So you see the pictures manage to fit in perfectly with the holiday spirit, minus the snow.
Our trip to Scotland was a week long and we stayed in Glasgow ( at a really nice flat rented through AirBnb ) and took daily trips to nearby attractions. Thus we visited Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sterling, Benmore and Alnwich. We also wanted to see Loch Ness but the trip would have been a total of 6 hours and we decided tha this time it was not worth it.
First stop was Edinburgh ( first day in Glasgow doesn’t count, as we just went shopping). The weather was dreadful, yes I know we are talking about Scotland here but please remember that it was August. It was raining cats and dogs, it was cold and it was extremely crowded. Nevertheless, the city is an architectural gem. Definitely a must see place.
Then, we decided to spend a day in Glasgow just to charge our batteries a little before venturing into the wilderness in the next days.
When I visited the University of Glasgow, I did not know at the time, that this was in fact the first desired filming location for the Harry Potter movies. I was drawn to it immediately and couldn’t stop taking photos of the building because it is so darn magical. I know, it would have made a perfect home for Hogwarts.
So this is my first part of my scottish adventure, hope you like the photos and also check Sandra’s story from Glasgow Botanical Garden.
You can also see some of the highlights from our trip in our 2 part vlogs.