Does it snow in Edinburgh? I hear you ask.
Well, right now I am sitting by the window in my living room, watching people trudging through deep snow, some of them pulling children on sleighs.
So far, I must have taken at least 200 photos of Edinburgh covered in snow. And yet, as I sit here uploading them on my blog, I feel that I should be out there again, taking more photos of the snow in Edinburgh. I simply can’t get enough of the city’s wintry beauty.
I took these photos on the 28th of February, right before another snowstorm hit Edinburgh. Yesterday, the Met Office issued a red snow warning, and many places, including my University campus, have been closed since then.
The snow is now much deeper than it was when these photos were taken.
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I walk through this park almost every day just to admire the view. It’s always a bonnie sight, but yesterday it looked more magical than usual.
This is one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh. In summer, it is packed with people having picnics and barbecues. At the moment it is busy with people building snowmen and having snowball fights. I took this photo at around 9.00am so it was still fairly quiet.
Another photo of The Meadows
This was taken close to my University campus. I should be getting some reading done rather than spending the whole day frolicking in the snow, but this is a rare weather phenomenon in Edinburgh and I want to make the most of it.
Princes Street Gardens
The sun came out for a few minutes, giving me enough time to snap a photo of the snow-covered gardens basking in a bit of sunshine.
Isn’t that a pretty sight?
The Gingerbread House
This gorgeous house is possibly the most photogenic structure in Edinburgh. Normally the garden is teeming with colourful flowers and plants of all shapes and sizes.
The Creepy Tree
I was one of the first people to walk through Princes Street Gardens in the morning. In fact, the snow was still undisturbed when I got there. I love the shadow cast by this eerie tree.
Another photo taken in Princes Street Gardens
It felt so good to be the only person in the gardens for a few minutes.
And another one
I’m running out of things to say about Princes Street Gardens.
And here’s the castle again…
This is probably the 135th photo I’ve taken of the castle since moving to Edinburgh.
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The National Monument
Despite having painfully cold fingers and toes, I decided to go up Calton Hill to see what it looked like in the snow. Well, I wasn’t disappointed.
I was actually thinking of climbing Arthur’s Seat, but after freezing my toes off on Calton Hill I decided to pop into a coffee shop instead.
My favourite view of the city
I thought I’d be the only crazy person to go up Calton Hill on such a cold, snowy day, so I was very surprised to see so many people on the hill. In fact, I had to wait for a few minutes until I could get a shot with no people in it. Well, I guess it was worth the wait.