torsdag 11. oktober 2012

Edinburgh - a dream in masonry and living rock



I følge Lonely Planet er Edinburgh en av Europas vakreste byer og etter å ha besøkt byen i høstferien kan vi si oss enige i det.



Vi bodde i en leilighet like ved Edinburg Castle og et besøk der var en naturlig start på dagen. Edinburgh Castle ligger på toppen av Royal Mile, som er hovedgaten i gamlebyen.


Borgen fra 1100-tallet er en dominerende del av bybildet i den skotske hovedstaden, og er Skottlands største turistattraksjon. Den ligger på en høyde hvor det har bodd mennesker så langt tilbake som åtte hundre år før Kristus. Borgen var kongebolig fra 1100-tallet frem til 1603 da England og Skottland ble samlet under en trone.

Fra borgen er det en flott utsikt over sentrum av byen som består av Old Town og New Town som begge ble oppført på Unescos verdensarvliste i 1995. Old Town med sine middelalderbygninger og New Town med sine neoklassiske bygninger fra 1800-tallet.



Like nedenfor Edinburg Castle ligger Camere Obscura og World of Illusions. På toppen av dette opplevelseshuset er det et mørkt rom med plass til cirka tjue tilskuere. På taket er det en videolinse som kan roteres 360 grader. Linsen fanget utsikten over byen og via et speil gjennom et hull i taket blir ”filmen” synlig på en stor, rund plate med hvit overflate. Vi så Royal Mile med mennesker og trafikk som beveget seg og fikk på denne måten en rundtur i byen.  De fem etasjene består ellers av forskjellige illusjoner der kamera, speil, 3D med mer er effektene. Dette var morsomt for alle aldersgrupper og kan anbefales.



Langs Royal Mile, hovedgaten i gamlebyen er det masse flotte bygninger fra middelalderen.
Deriblant St Giles-katedralen som er et landemerke i Edinburgh, og den viktigste kirken, spesielt for prebyterianere. Det kryr av restauranter og puber og spesielt i området rundt St Giles-katedralen er det masse tilbud om spøkelsesturer. Edinburgh sies å være en hjemsøkt by. Det florerer av gamle legender og historier om spøkelser, massemordere, henrettelser og andre grusomheter som har skjedd langs Royal Mile og i trange smug og smågater i området. Til og med de som kler seg ut for en slant penger har sitt fokus på spøkelser og illusjon.



Vi ble med på guidet tur ned i Mary`s King Close, en igjenmurt og inntil nylig glemt verden. Her ligger det et smug hvor alt er slik som det var for 200 år siden. Da gamlebyen i Edinburgh ble for liten for den stadig, voksende befolkningen, kuttet de av takene og laget et nytt flatt fundament over hele smuget.


Nederst i Royal Mile, nesten ved innkjør­selen til Holyrood Palace, ligger White House Close en vakker bakgård. Her ligger også det skotske parlamentet med sin særegne arkitektur. Her kan alle som vil gå inn, men man må selvsagt gå i gjennom en sikkerhetskontroll først. Fra Holyrood Park kan man gå på en fjelltur i byen opp til Arthurs Seat. Det gjorde ikke vi denne gangen, man kan ikke få med seg alt, men utsikten skal være fantastisk.



På vei ut mot flyplassen ligger Edinburgh Zoo som er kjent for sine to pandaer. I tillegg til pandaene og andre dyr som man som regel forventer å finne i en dyrepark så hadde de pingviner, tapirer og neshorn. Parken ligger flott til med masse grøntområde og man bruker fort en halv dag her.


I nybyen er det for øyeblikket masse veiarbeid og det er mer kaotisk enn  i gamlebyen. De to viktigste gatenee er Princess Street og George Street. Her er det masse flotte bygninger og statuer og gode muligheter for shopping.



I enden av Princess Street ligget Calton Hill som har en av Edinbughs flotteste utsikter. En ettermiddagstur hit er nesten et must. Utskten mot Edinburgh Castle og resten av byen er fantastisk.

Skottlands Nasjonalmuseum ligger i Chambers Street, og er egentlig to musèer under ett tak. The Royal Museum tar for seg natuhistorie, vitenskap, teknologi,  verdenskultur, kunst og design, mens Museum of Scotland presenterer Skottlands historie, kultur og arkeologi..



Museets utstillinger omfatter blant annet The Grand Gallery med utstil­linger av alle umulige og umulige gjenstander. I museet finner man skjelettet til en Tyran­no­saurus Rex, en Stewart Formel 1-bil, en rakett fra NASA, en indiansk totempel, et damplo­ko­motiv,  en egyptisk mumie, en Hillman Imp fra 60-tallet og den merkver­dige Mille­nium Clock.



Dette er et av de flotteste museene jeg har vært i og vi var der i nesten 6 timer!!!


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