Monday, February 27, 2012

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Edinburgh

As February draws to a close, I haven't yet completed a draft of that novella set in Edinburgh I'm working on (these things always take longer than expected, as I should have learned by now!). But here's a last set of Edinburgh photos before exploring a new set of photos for March.

Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was born in Edinburgh and attended medical school at the University of Edinburgh. He based Sherlock Holmes on his med school lecturer Joseph Bell. There's a bronze Sherlock Holmes statue in Conan Doyle's honor on Picardy Place, near where he was born.

Not far past the statue is the walk up Calton Hill, which goes past an old cemetery...

...and leads to some of the best views of the city. 



  1. These are so cool, Gigi! You have definitely influenced me to add Edinburgh to my list of wanna-go places!

  2. Thanks, Nancy. You should definitely add Edinburgh to your list of places to see. (And sorry for my belated reply!)