Obviously I am no longer in Europe.
I’m not sure what to do with this bloggy thing now. I have a decent amount of beautiful followers but no travel pictures D:
Really terrible photos of the Doctor Who BBC Proms! It was SO AWESOME. So awesome. It said Matt Smith was going to be there, but I didn’t dare to believe it. And then not only was Matt there, but so was Jenna Coleman, Peter Davies, and Carole Ann Forde. I died. And Madame Vastra and Strax were there, along with lots of bad guys walking around the arena floor, where I was standing. All this for 5 quid! Granted, I had to queue up for a couple hours and I didn’t know if I was going to get in until the last minute. But it was great, I could not stop smiling. And I got the composer’s autograph. :) The BBC Philharmonic of Wales, the London Philharmonic choir, and the soloists were fantastic, and they played great music.
Thistles and flowers on St. Arthur’s Peak, Edinburgh
The Elephant House Cafe, Edinburgh, the bathroom! part 2
More Harry and JK graffiti from the toilets in the cafe where Harry Potter was created. Best toilet experience I’ve ever had.
The Elephant House Cafe, Edinburgh, the bathroom! part 1
The cafe where Jo Rowling wrote Harry Potter 1 and 2. The Bathroom walls were a shrine to Harry and Jo. It was awesome.
The Elephant House Cafe
This is where JK Rowling wrote the first two Harry Potter books :) I was told that rather than over-capitalizing on that fact, the cafe put a notebook and pen in the drawers under every table, so that you can start your own novel. I thought that was really sweet, so I went in and got a drink and opened up the drawer beneath me… but I didn’t find a pen and paper, I found tons and tons and tons of scraps of paper with writing on them. Receipts, napkins, fliers, borchures, notebook paper, everything. And ever piece of paper had a note on it to Jo Rowling. I nearly started crying, I swear it was so emotional. I know that sounds stupid, but going through and reading those notes really got to me. It’s amazing how many people were touched by those books.
From the window in the cafe, you can look out and see Edinburgh Castle watching over the city in the distance, growing out of the cliffs. A castle on a cliff… and you can also see a very old and distinguished school, as well as Greyfriars Kirkyard Cemetary, where Thomas Riddell, esq. and his son are buried. :)
Pipers, real and fake.
This is the most organic looking structure I’ve ever seen. It looks like its growing out of the cliffs.