Stopping by one of Edinburgh’s old cemeteries, “Old Calton Cemetery”, which was opened in 1718. We also went on top of “Calton Hill”.

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

Calton Hill seen from the cemetery.

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

A look inside in one of the mausoleums:

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

Calton Hill:

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

Old Calton Cemetery & Calton Hill

 

See also:

To be continued…

The Royal Mile is the street which stretches from the Edinburgh Castle through the Old Town. Plain and simple. It’s a great place to explore, and despite it being a hot summer day, it even had a Christmas Shop!

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS… I guess..

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

The Force is strong with these two..

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

Wtf..?! That’s just creepy..

Edinburgh Old Town

 

Ah, now it makes sense..

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

East Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Old Town

 

HELL YEAH!

Edinburgh Old Town

 

See also:

To be continued..

We’ve just gotten back home from a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland (from Monday 4th June to Friday 8th June). We had a great time, there were lots to do and see so I will spread it over several blog posts.

First off, I’ll start with the hotel: “The Old Waverley Hotel”. With a history dating back to 1848, this 3-star hotel really had a lot of charm and was located in Princes Street (so, pretty close to everything). Our room had a great view to both the Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument right outside our window.

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

 

The Scott Monument and Waverley Hotel seen from the distance.

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

 

The Scott Monument.

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh Castle view.

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

 

Bridge to the Old Town / The Royal Mile

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

The hotel restaurant. Classy!

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Yummy!

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

Old Waverley Hotel Edinburgh

 

To be continued..

After four years in service my old Hyundai (1999 Elantra) had to be sent to the wrecking yard due to not passing the biennial vehicle inspection (called “EU kontroll” here in Norway). It didn’t come as much of a surprise, but it was still a little sad to see my Hyundai go to car heaven…

I initially thought the process of finding a new car before christmas would be hell, but I was really lucky and got myself a nice Volkswagen Golf, 2001 model, and it’s in pretty good shape. Vanja and I had our first road trip with it yesterday. We went to a place called Egersund, which is approx. a 2 hour drive from Stavanger where we live. Egersund is a nice little place, and you get to see some of that beautiful norwegian nature on the way. Here’s a few photos:

Road Trip

Road Trip

Not much snow, but the fog made me stop and take some photos of the beautiful landscape.
Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

I finally made a photo book dedicated to Disneyland Paris, since we visit the place every time we’re in Paris. Some of the photos are from our first trip, which was from 4th June – 14th June 2012 (in time for their 20th anniversary) up until our latest trip, which was from 02 October – 10th October this year (in time for their 25th anniversary and Halloween season).

It was hard as hell to choose just a few photos from my collection (I’ve taken hundreds of photos of the place), but after a lot of picking a choosing I was finally able to put it together and finish it.

Printed by Japan Photo.

Take a look:

Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book

Here’s some more photos from our last trip to Paris. As usual, we visited Disneyland Paris, and this time they had some new decorations for the Halloween season:

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

View gallery at my SmugMug: https://tomte.smugmug.com/Travel/Fronterland-after-dark-Disneyland-Paris-October-2017/

We came home this week from one of our yearly trips to Paris, and this time we visited “Le Jardin du Luxembourg”, the Luxembourg Garden. Here’s some photos:

Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg