The Pope Comes To Edinburgh

Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 15th, 2010 in Travel Photography.

We were in Edinburgh the day before the Pope came to visit the city, and talking to local people, it seemed that the main impact of his impending visit was on local parking.

Heavyweight Sign

This is one of the temporary signs placed all around Edinburgh notifying its citizens and visitors of a ‘Special Event’ tomorrow. The event, of course, is the visit of the Pope to the Palace of Holyrood on a state visit; the first Pope ever to visit the UK on an official Head of State visit.

Parking Suspended For Pope Visit

On-street parking in Edinburgh was suspended on Wednesday ahead of the Pope’s visit to the city on Thursday. The special notices said that parking was suspended from 4pm on the Wednesday, but when we arrived in the city on Wednesday morning, all of the on-street parking meters had already been covered with notices stating that parking was suspended.

Police Bikes Outside Palace of Holyrood

There were plenty of police outside the Palace of Holyrood today in the build-up to the Pope’s visit to the Palace tomorrow, but I couldn’t say whether there were more police than normally present when Her Majesty is at the palace.

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Cardiff Central Station From The East

One of the best angles to view Cardiff Central Railway Station is from the east, looking along its open concourse to the main terminal building which houses the ticket office and assorted shops.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

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My desktop wallpaper choice today is the amazing Pontcysyllte Anqueduct at Trevor, near Llangollen.

Today, Llangollen Canal is said to be the most popular in the UK, and when that means riding over this amazing aqueduct to get to and from it, it’s no wonder. One of Telford’s great masterpieces, it was completed in 1805 and today is a world heritage centre alongside sites like Stonehenge or the North Wales coastline and its ring of English castles.

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