Scotland (Part 2)
DeafAction in Edinburgh,
Center for the Deaf
Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity that
has been working for an equal and better future for
Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people since
1835. The vision remains
at the heart of everything we do today and is central to all the
services we provide.
He built a small scale of Forth Railway Bridge and it is hung on
the wall (see pix below).
Club President (left) and Vice President (right)
Being renovated from the old church
At 11:30 p.m.
We walked back to the hotel.
The Queen's Gallery, Holyrood Palace and
The Queen's Gallery was built adjacent
to the palace and opened to the public in 2002
to exhibit works of art from the Royal Collection.
Queen Elizabeth spends one week in residence at
Holyrood Palace at the beginning
of each summer, where she carries out a range of
official engagements and ceremonies.
principal residence of the Kings and Queens of
Scots since the 16th century
No photography inside
Deer as the protector
Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned there.
Holyrood Abbey (Church)
The Scott Monument with
287 steps to the top
The Washington Monument has 897 steps.
Edinburgh Castle in far background
View from the top
View from the top
Sara and her friends
had another plan -- eating delicious desserts
Royal Yacht "Britannia"
Britannia was decommissioned on December 11, 1997.
Honeymoon suite for the Royal couples . . . see the picture frame of Prince Charles and Princess Di
Shuttle boat on the Britannia
The crew's bar
The crew's dining room
The State Dining Room
The Queen's bedroom
Informal family room
Famous Blacksmith's Shop
in Gretna Green, Scotland
A few miles from the English border
. . . Famous for marriages with around 5,000 couples tying
the knot there every year since 1754 . . .Young English
runaway couples eloped so that they
could be married 'over the anvil' from the age of 16 (not
allowed in England).
Lola Laurent showing off her new Scottish hat called "Tartan"
First "motel" in Scotland for marriage ceremony