22 Jun 2016
It was hard to believe that this small area in front of Edinburgh Castle is where the Military Tattoo takes place. It seems genuinely tiny, and also on a distinct slope (the Lord’s of the North so to speak). To the right; the construction of the grandstand had begun. 1 month to put up, then 1 month to pull down. To the left; the entrance to the castle.
The tour guide had ducked away to retrieve tickets leaving enough time for the group to have a smoke (the most common European option), have an ice-cream (a strange winter option, but an option none the less), or grab a cheeky selfie.
Before this trip, I hadn’t appreciated that selfie sticks were such a thing – for young and the not so young it should be said – but every day had become a gauntlet of protecting one’s eyes from being taken out by a stray telescoping pole.