16 August 2011

Woollie went to Edinburgh

When Mariana was visiting from Seville last week we took a trip to Edinburgh to do a little wandering and perhaps a little shopping. With the Fringe and the Festival on the city is lively and there's always lots to see. We went to the West End craft fair which was full of beautiful handmade goodies and then to the recently reopened National Museum of Scotland on Chamber Street. The Museum has been closed for a number of years to undergo a £46M refurbishment. Can you imagine that on the first day that it opened 22000 people visited. The museum was a big part of my childhood, we would take the train to the "big city" and go to the museum or the botanic gardens. 

The galleries are as impressive as ever....with a building this stunning that wouldn't be difficult.




After lunch we went for a wander round the shops and headed into an old favourite, White Stuff, which had moved to new premises on George Street. I decided to try on a dress, and what a surprise I got when I headed to the changing rooms.....faced with a corridor full of old wardrobes I thought I was going to have to try on the dress in a wardrobe, but surprise!! It was a little like the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe...or perhaps Doctor Who's Tardis - the wardrobe opened into a larger room. The first room was decorated like a Scottish tourist shop and then the girl working the changing rooms said we could look in the others as they are all different - one was a toy shop, another a Tiki Bar, another a garden shed, or a disco, or a kitchen....truly amazing! Definitely worth trying something on just to see.





Oh and Anthropologie has opened on George Street too!
                                                           

10 comments:

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

It looks like a fantastic museum. I'll definetely visit once I get myself to Edinburgh (which I will at some point).
Also what a hoot with the changing rooms! I cannot believe how cool they are!

Bethany Hissong said...

I was going to say that too... the museum just looks incredible. I could spend a week there! And I totally love the whole changing room concept! How much fun is that?! Lucky you-- you have an Anthropologie now! Easy to watch for the sales! ;)

ibb said...

Fringe! City must be full of people and excelent ambient...
And that museum looks so great...and your shopping...sometimes a great tourist activity.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- Anthropologie in Edinburgh -- how fun! Ok, that's not really as cool as the museum looks. Or those dressing rooms -- they're REALLY cool!!!

heather said...

Oh my gosh! That shop looks so cool! If I owned my own shop, I would totally do the changing rooms like that!!

And about your friend, ugh! tell me about it. I'm lucky to have a couple other friends (on their second) who are going through the same thing right now with their newborns. So sometimes we text each other when we are stuck. That helps. And for your friend, I'm sure you just listening helps a ton! Imagine how much she must need to vent!

I should totally be sleeping right now. Off to do that now.

jane said...

Looks like you had a great time. So jealous you have an anthrlopolgie shop. :)
Enjoy!

jane said...

Anthropologie...:)

mrs cheese said...

Can't believe I haven't visited the museum before......it looks amazing.
We were up there the week before Anthropologie opened :-(
Next time museum + shopping!

Fei An said...

Dear Di, thanks to your warm words to my post. I will come back and read your posts which I have missed later. Talk to you more soon. Have a nice day!

la ninja said...

at first glance, I thought it was jenners, hee hee ;)