Some of you certainly recognized the landmark in my last blog post; it was Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, a wonderful city (but avoid the chippys as one of them gave me food poisoning on the very fist evening I was here!). Although I've visited Edinburgh a number of times I've never actually stayed at one of the hotels in the Grassmarket and was surprised to get such a wonderful view from my room!
I'm about to leave for stage three of this trip and have been pretty busy and very jet lagged so haven't had the chance to wander around taking photos, so just took a few quick ones tonight. I'm hoping I'll be back here in the near future to work on a new and very exciting astronomical instrument but it depends very much on the funding situation in British science.
One of the old observatories at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh where I've spent the last three days.
The Grassmarket in Edinburgh's city centre. Great pubs and restaurants but avoid fish and chips if you can but in any case I'm off to bed, I'm very tired and have an early start tomorrow.