Old Calton Burial Ground

It was my birthday this Friday so my husband took me to Edinburgh for four days. Edinburgh isn't very far from where we live, but it's perfect for a nice trip away without the hassle of a long journey. Although we didn't get around to doing all the things we planned, we still managed to go around all the main art galleries including the current exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art which was a bit hit and miss for us, except the work they had from Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle which was awesome. I've never had the chance to see any of his sculptures up close before and they were playing videos from the cycle (although the segments were too long to stand and watch the whole way through) so that was a bit of a treat.  The most fascinating stuff though was at the annual RSA exhibition, which we were both bewitched by. I even bought the exhibition poster to sput up in our bedroom.

As well as being overly critical about art and eating lots of cake, we also found time to go on some walks at night. Here are some photos from the Old Calton Burial Ground where we went for a walk on the first night. You can read up on it on the wikipedia page here. The parts that stood out for me were the monument commemorating Scottish soldiers who had fought in the American Civil war and also the David Hume Mausoleum.


  1. Oh a birthday trip to Edinburgh sounds amazing and what birthday isn't complete without a trip to the cemetery! XD I love that little gravestone in the 3rd picture down, it reminds me of one of the gravestones in the Haunted Mansion Disney film! I really can't wait to go back to Edinburgh, it's such an amazing city! ♥

    1. I know, it's funny - some of the faces on the gravestones were quite creepy, but others were quite sweet-looking like that little guy. Yeah, Edinburgh's definitely one of my favourite places in the world. It's hard to imagine wanting to go on holiday anywhere else in the future! x