*feels more amenable to posting today*
I just realised that I’m finally done posting about London! We did go to Liverpool and Manchester, but I don’t have any particularly good pics of those places.
Time to catch up with my Edinburgh posts, maybe?
So, after Rosslyn Chapel, next was Stirling Castle. I made the trip with two of my flatmates, Heba and Sarah.
Stirling’s more interesting than Edinburgh Castle (for me), but the main palace was closed for renovation/conservation, which was a pity.
Heba wanted to visit the Wallace Monument too but we didn’t have time.
Every time I see this type of flower, all I can think of is: Alice in Wonderland flower. They just really really remind me of some of the flowers in Alice in Wonderland. The animated version, not Tim Burton’s.
There was a board that talked about some of the renovations that were going on. And they made that image thingy in such a way that if you looked at it from one side, you see the “before” picture of a room in the main palace, but if you looked at it from the other side, you see what it’ll look like when it’s done.
One of the recreated tapestries hung inside the Chapel. They’re remaking a series of 7 tapestries (based off a set that’s in a museum somewhere in the US) to replace the tapestries that should have been there. That was the really cool thing about Stirling for me: you could go into one of the smaller buildings and watch the weavers at work recreating the tapestries. Couldn’t take photos in there, but it was so fascinating to watch! I think I just stood there for 10 minutes and watched them work. Each tapestry takes years to complete!
And I end this with a couple of random views: