Travel Memories: Edinburgh Impressions

The first time I’ve been to Scotland was in 2009. It was a bit over a month after I’ve returned from New Zealand and I experienced such a severe reverse culture shock that I needed to travel again. At that time a friend had an internship at the National Trust for Scotland so I decided to pay her a visit. The second time I’ve travelled to Scotland was, what feels like yesterday, in 2012 as a part of a seminar on Scotish literature. Both times I’ve spent the majority of my time in Edinburgh and was mezmerized by its architecture and aura. Both times, the sky functioned as a breath-taking backdrop to create a daunting feeling. For some reason, I’ve had the feeling that a rough, speed pen drawing would capture this daunting feeling the best.

Bonus:

As preparation for this entry, I’ve looked through my Scotland travel journal from 2012 and stumbled upon an oldie, but goodie. My two friends and I were having a great time and started to joke around and toss around all kinds of insider phrases, most of which I’ve managed to write down. One particular made me laugh out loud:

When talking about driving on the left, one of us dropped this gem: “British Hamster wheels … do you think they operate leftish as well?”

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One thought on “Travel Memories: Edinburgh Impressions

  1. i really like these. for one, they are really good as coloured drawings. but i also think that they set a good example of what visual art can do: putting atmosphere first while relegating other aspects to the back seats. drawing isn’t photography, and we don’t necessarily need drawings to mimick photos. (this is where i usually take off on a lengthy, ranting tangent on people who say things like ‘photography has made drawing/painting obsolete’)

    also, many thanks for the follow. 🙂

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