- Edinburgh is a city of Contrasts. - Old Town/New Town, Traditional/New Age, Fire/Ice, Rich/Poor,
- Have you heard the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Well.. my friends, apparently this was not just a tale. This story was written by Robert Stevenson, a Scottish novelist. It was apparently based on the life of William Brodie. Brodie was a Deacon of Wrights and Masons... at least that was his day job. By night, he was a notorious thief, womanizer and possible murderer. He led a double life until he was executed through hanging. Through inspiration of this twisted man Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was created.. another contrast if you will.
- There is a street named London Rd. One would travel on this road to head to.. you guessed it- London. Many years ago, you would travel by stage coach. Well- if you were to take this very long and dangerous trip- it was required that you write up your will first.
- JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter books, wrote her first novel 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' in a café right here in Edinburgh!
- Skyscrapers are not permitted
- The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The rich people used to live on the middle floors. They were too rich to be on the bottom, and too lazy to walk to the top floor. Poor on the bottom and poor on the top.
- You can eat a Kangaroo Burger, if you want, at a street vendor close to Princess St.
- The Castle is built on an extinct volcano.
- Body snatchers were selling bodies to the medical college.
It is really a good idea to learn about the city you live in. Here are some things that I have learned.
A girl on an adventure.
Things I follow:A Kilt and A Camera
Becky's Picket Fence
Catching Up with Kate
Mary Debastos Scotland Blog
My Joyful Hallelujah
Tiny Little Footprints