I got the watercolours out yesterday for a little lunchtime sketching. It’s great to use the paints outside, quite nervy though, you think everyone is watching!
I was looking for crocus’s, I had heard they were out but there are none to be found near Holyrood Palace. So instead this sketch and watercolour of the Radical Road, one of the routes up Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park.
The crocus’s will have to wait.
I took the car to work today, parking on the far side of Queen’s Park, near Holyrood Palace. This scribble is Arthur’s Seat, which like the rock under Edinburgh Castle is an extinct volcano.
An easy climb for most the hill gives amazing views across the city, and is within walking distance from town. A must for any visitor to Edinburgh.
@ArmedForces_Day yesterday and today too. We were at Holyrood and espite the downpours the crowds turned out in large numbers to see military displays, tornado flyovers and a large display of vehicles, including this helicopter and a number of dessert armoured trucks.
There was lots for the kids too, with climbing walls, inflatable assault courses and even sumo westling suits. If you didn’t get yesterday then head along this afternoon, it sounds a noisy one with a ‘pipes and drums’ parade from the Castle to Holyrood Park and then a ‘battle of the bands’ show.