Picture of the Week

3 July 2010

Week 24: Scotland

Filed under: — Administrator @ 19:45

In week 24, I had another business trip in what turned out to be a very busy June. I attended a conference in Edinburgh, which provided an opportunity for my first-ever visit to Scotland. But I start with a few pictures from my daily life in Alicante.

The Embalse de Amadorio reservoir provides a big part of our drinking water. This picture was taken with an IR filter to accentuate the sky:


Alternate 1
A local bar offers free beer when Germany wins–but only in German…Hmmm–discrimination?:

Alternate 2
My son is home for the summer vacation. We went for lunch at la Cervezería, a tapas place with beer taps at each table. You drink until you have had enough, and then you pay €5 per litre:

Alternate 3
Bus stop in El Campello. Clearly, whoever did this should have used public transport or a taxi instead of driving:

The rest of this week’s pictures are from Scotland. There is also a more complete gallery here, but please look below first.

Alternate 4
Scottish bars are indeed well-stocked:

Alternate 5
There is not much to do on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile besides shopping and drinking:

Alternate 6
Somewhat more posh, the art museum in Edinburgh can be rented as a dinner venue. The food was as nice as the surroundings:

Alternate 7
The Scottish Parliament building. I think this is the only place in the UK I have ever seen the EU flag outside a public building:

Alternate 8
I then moved on to Glasgow, a city I found much more interesting than Edinburgh. This is one of the many bridges across the River Clyde:

Alternate 9
At the Scotia Bar, supposedly the oldest pub in Glasgow:

Alternate 10
Park Circus is one of classier neighbourhoods in Glasgow:

Alternate 11
My kind of multiculturalism:

Alternate 12
I took the train to Loch Lomond:

Alternate 13
A family enjoys the lake and the good weather:

Alternate 14
A hot dog wants to cool off:

Alternate 15
A local bar displays topical adverts in the men’s room:


  1. I really enjoyed looking through these. The notes you write above each photo really help the images to reverberate. My favourite is ‘My kind of multiculturalism’. ‘A hot dog wants to cool off’ is perfect for this hot and humid summer.

    Comment by Peter Cheyne — 4 July 2010 @ 13:45

  2. I always enjoy viewing your photos and stop by every couple of weeks to do so. The beer tap at the table is something I’ve never seen before. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Charles Sdunek — 7 July 2010 @ 04:26

  3. multiculturalism found in galsgie? he must be from durban.

    glad you found and enjoyed the true heart of scotland, close to loch lomand.


    Comment by bruce — 8 July 2010 @ 22:40

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