Lunar Eclipse

Trip Start Jan 26, 2007
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Trip End Jul 23, 2007


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Monday, March 5, 2007

 The past few days have been lovely and sunny but a bit colder than usual.  On Sunday I went to the Modern Art Gallery which is my favorite gallery/museum in Edinburgh so far.  There was an exhibit called Off The Wall, which displayed art from the ceiling or on the floor.  On room was filled with all the 'places of worship' of Edinburgh, replicated in cardboard.  There were over 400 miniatures and I spotted some real architectural wonders that I hadn't seen as well as ones like St. Giles church.  My favorite room was filled with hanging glass orbs that had the shape of acorns.  In the glass was water and then a single leaf in the water, which had been bleached of it's chlorophyll so the leaves were all white but we could still see the veins, it was very beautiful. Too bad we couldn't take pictures.
A note on food.  I live almost next door to a fudge kitchen that offers free samples from time to time.  Tried a little bit of apricot fudge on my way to the Modern Art Gallery.  Sunday night lots of people from the hostel shared a big homecooked dinner of chicken, veggies, quiche, and delicious banana chocolate dessert.  Three of us had a huge conversation in front of a world map for over an hour.  We discussed travel and imagined all the places we'd like to go.  Somehow the idea of building a boat came up and I've been thinking a lot about water travel today.
Saturday I went out with some Brodian's for dinner at the Castle Arms and to a CD release party at the Bongo club.  On the walk between places I saw the lunar eclipse which was really spe cial. 
I have been to view another flat today, down by the ocean with a good priced rent, but I dont think I like it better than where I am now, so I told them 'no'.  I had to take the bus there and it is much farther from work than where I am living now.  It is nice to walk whenever possible (best way to see and learn about a place) so I am just now on my hour long journey back home through the drizzling misting rain to the Royal Mile.  This MacDonald Road Library caught my eye on the way so I stopped in, all the books I've seen are in Asian languages.  I want to go have a better look around but they close in ten mintues.
There will be many more adventures to report on my next entry because my friend Kathleen is coming from Montreal tomorrow. We have a full week planned and it's going to be unforgetable.
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