Dream comes true - two weeks in Scotland

After the prolonged “stay at home” time we had an opportunity to visit Scotland again! the main reason was to see old friends and have a week in Orkney. (The tip comes from this friend, about a year ago when I mentioned to him that our dream holiday is to get back to Tiree where we had summer weeks more than 20 years ago. He suggested seeing Orkney widen our picture of the islands. He was so true.)

Arriving in Edinburgh by direct flight from Budapest on Wednesday evening reminded me of the good old times when we visited the city frequently, almost every year. The first snip of my Murphy pint at The Guilford Arms (https://guildfordarms.com) made me feel at home.

The small hotel room at Edinburgh Cityroomz was comfortable, I admire the good beds the Scottish hotels use to have.

The next day a long walk around the castle, the Haymarket and Grassmarket headed us to the Dovecot Studios. https://dovecotstudios.com

The new exhibition was The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co. “The largest section of the exhibition focuses on William Morris and his legacy. Key works include rare formal Victorian designs that predate Morris, Victorian woodblocks, and ‘kinkarakawakami’, the Japanese wallpaper produced for export that inspired him.”

To be continued…

Written on May 22, 2022