My Goddess of Fortune loved me. I am fortunate enough to be granted a free return ticket (again) to visit Scotland. It is like slowly but sure, the world is coming to me (or the other way around?) and one by one, the beauty of the world is unrevealed. (^_^)
I flew to Scotland via Amsterdam with KLM. It was my first long flight ever and i couldn’t sleep in the plane during my 2 first hours in the plane. Half was because of my phobia of flight and another half was because I was nervous. I have tried all positions possible to sleep but no, my eyes wouldn’t wanna sleep. Thus, I requested a glass of wine to the stewardess to help me sleep. It didn’t work, tho, hahaha. I think I fell asleep after my 3rd glass of wine. 😉
As I had a transit in Schipol Airport for few hours, I took a short tour and wandering around. In 2008, it was one of the best airports in the world. Too bad, very very bad in fact, I didn’t bother to take pictures of it. In 2009, I think people enjoyed gazing around more rather than taking selfie anytime, anywhere. And I did, too.
I arrived at Aberdeen International Airport, Scotland, around 9am. I was greeted by the cold wind and sunshine. Strange weather, I thought. As I was on the way to Banchory (where I would later stay), I enjoyed the view a lot. It was amazing. This trip was my first trip to Europe and I was overwhelmed by everything. I just wanted to cry.
At the footbridge over River Feugh.
The Highland View. This isn’t its best view due to poor photo quality. But I can assure you, and please be sure, the view is painfully breathtaking! ^_^
This view. Yes, this view! How could I resist it? (sigh)
I don’t know the name of this bush but it successfully made me amazed hahaha. At the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, I was lucky to still see this bush. Loooooooveeee it!
Look at this breathtaking shaped plants! I was like,”WTF, seriously?” Yes, it was seriously WTF. This garden was located at Crathes Castle. stunning, eh?
The view from inside of Crathes Castle. The kind of view that always makes me don’t wanna go home and stay there forever…
Crathes Castle, front look
In this beautiful castle, I allowed myself to take some self pictures. Happyyyy **
One side of the garden at Crathes Castle. It has its best look during the spring and summer.
Red pinkish roses. Magnificent.
Wonderful red leaves spreading on the wall as the statement that autumn had arrived.
Lovely! Do you know the name of this flowers?
How can you resist this beautiful adorable creatures?
Another self photo. My legs were tired from walking around the castle. Still trying to smile tho 😉
Castle and roses. So mystical!
A statement 😀
The kitchen in the house I stayed. I wish I could have one someday ^^
The living room. I was always sleepy here. Soooooo cozy!
One of the old churches in Aberdeen. Too bad I don’t know the name 😦
Wait…that’s the name of the church! But, it’s too small. Argghhh
One of the old buildings in Aberdeen. Gloomy day it was.
Aha! Here we go. Scotland has just showed me how gray and gloomy it could be. Still, lovely!
One fine day in Banchory. Love watching the birds coming.
Yayyyyy……OMG I was so enchanted by this green view. Didn’t wanna go home 😦
The abandoned Taymouth Castle. I wondered why…..
Yayyyyy…..the river of Kenmore. OMG, it was so cold! Don’t try this at home :))
So relaxing view. I was like…..high!
Everything I saw was beautiful here. No exception for this sign hahaha
The Mystical Loch Ness
Trying to pose cool with the cold weather
Not sure what building was that. I just loved this deck view. Serene!
Another church, another pose 🙂
Don’t mind me in the frame. I loved the tree.
The gate to Taymouth Castle
This so historical Kenmore Hotel
Cold and mystical view at Taymouth
A bridge, somewhere on the way to Edinburgh
Another corner of Edinburgh
The landscape of Edinburgh from The Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh’s new town map
Cool old guy in tartan. He was one of the tour guides in Edinburgh Castle
Museum in Edinburgh Castle
Pose and pose and pose
The One o’clock Gun is fired at 1.00pm every day except Sunday. The tradition began in 1861 to provide ships in the Firth of Forth with an audible time signal to accompany the visual signal of the time-ball dropping at the top of the Nelson Monument. This helped shipping set the maritime clocks needed to navigate the globe long before satellite navigation was available.
One of the buildings in Edinburgh Castle
Honestly, I was so scared standing up underneath this wicked gate.
Front gate pose
One of the Gothic buildings in Edinburgh
My fave pic!
River Feugh, Banchory
The glorious Edinburgh Castle
Gothic building somewhere in Aberdeen
A Gothic building somewhere in Edinburgh
My fave village view, haystacks!
And this dreamy hanging clothes view
…and this backyard view
So, let my photos talk to you more, guys. *wiping the happy tears