Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for the Iconic Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

I'm doing more stretching for the theme I've chosen this year for the A-Z Challenge. Instead of the actual name of the buildings and structures, I'm using adjectives. But hey, I don't think that's a bad thing nor a bad excuse, right? The A to Z challenge doesn't really have hard core rules. One could go thematic or not.

For me, there are two sides of going thematic. I realized that when it narrows down and gets you more organized, some letters prove to be difficult. In my case for the theme I've chosen which is "Buildings and Structures on Postcards", and not just any other available postcard, but postcards I've received (or sent), I got stuck with approximately 6 letters of the alphabet. Well enough of that, it's quite an early reflection for the challenge ...

For letter "I" -- 

Friendship Gift Postcard, Sent by: Wayne & Ron
Sent: 19 May 2012 from Edinburgh, Scotland
Received: 26 Sep 2012, Traveled 10,610 km in "like forever!!"

Iconic is the adjective that the Scotland's National Tourism Organisation used to describe the castle on their website. Such a pity I only went to look at the exterior. I was too stingy and I didn't want to buy the entrance tickets. Perhaps next time!

For more postcards on Friday, check out Beth's The Best Hearts Are Crunchy page, accessible through here.



  1. Great theme. Did you see the little dog cemetery at the castle? Wish I had spent more time in Scotland.

  2. Ah, I know this one well! My advice? Stirling Castle is more interesting to visit.
    Anabel's Travel Blog
    Adventures of a retired librarian

  3. I always enjoy seeing castles from all over you area. We don't have old castles but log cabins of old.

  4. I went to university in Scotland and knew Edinburg well as we went to all the rugby internationals there.

  5. Hi Maria .. I've never been to the Castle - I was there as a kid .. but I really should get back and have a good visit sometime ..

    Oh yes .. I've written about Stirling Castle - but haven't visited that Castle either .. in fact one of my A-Zs was on Castles ... 2012 ...

    Great seeing your travels though and one visit inspires another .. cheers Hilary

  6. Looks like a fun castle. Seeing the exterior would have been nearly as good. I wonder if once you have been inside a few they would not be that different?

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  7. Hi Maria, thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your lovely memories...But now you made me curious were your hometown is??? :D

    1. Hi Gerda! You're welcome. I am now based in Singapore.

  8. Hi Maria, I love it when I find a postcard, like this one featuring Edinburgh Castle, that makes me want to travel and see the place in person. Very nice!

  9. I know what you mean about the cost of Edinburgh Castle. It can be really pricey to visit the National Trust and Historic Scotland sites. When we lived in Glasgow, we used to have annual passes which helped out a lot.

  10. WOW! I love castles. It is my dream to visit some of the castles of Europe someday. These postcards are simply lovely. So you have a big family, too! lol Aren't they fun? Have a lovely day, sweet girl. Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!


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