|We've got about about three street levels here.|
And there is a beautiful cemetery across from where J.K. Rowling wrote some Harry Potter. She took names from the monuments for some of her characters.
|There is also a darker corner of this cemetery where a religious minority was walled in until they starved or died of exposure.|
|The entrance to Edinburgh Castle|
And the views from that rock up there were fantastic!
|St. Giles Cathedral and the Firth of Forth|
|Arthur's Seat above Edinburgh|
|St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile.|
|Many Great-Grandpa John Knox and Me.|
|The podium stand where John Knox preached Calvinism (it was better than some of the alternatives.)|
|Stained glass showing Knox preaching from the pulpit|
|The Nave of St. Giles|
|Near the end of the Royal Mile and below Arthur's Seat is the Scottish Parliament.|
The Welsh Assembly is more impressive which we will see in a few days . . . .
|At the very bottom of the Royal Mile is the Queen's Residence of Holyrood.|
So, the Saxon Royals still hold Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood. I'm not sure how the Stuarts feel about this.
|Edinburgh Castle from below|