Chetham's Library

Manchester libraries from another world

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve.”

Sidney Sheldon

During my trip to Manchester in September 2018 I had an opportunity to see two absolutely magical libraries, which look like straight out of the wizarding world. I know it’s been a few months since then, but hopefully you don’t mind taking this little adventure with me now. Let’s step into places where time stops, to be surrounded by the history, thousands of books, a scent of dust and old paper. Sounds appealing? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Come along then!

Edinburgh Castle

Cherry blossoms fairytale in Edinburgh

โ€œWhat a strange thing! To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.โ€

Kobayashi Issa, Poems

There are several days every year, when Edinburgh turns into a pink fairytale.

All thanks to Sakura trees, blooming in many places in the city. You can hide in their shadow, waiting for a bus at the main street. You can look for them in some hidden corners of different disctricts or go for an enchanting walk along cherry alleys at the Meadows.

Winer in Meadows, Edinburgh

Winter has come to Ediburgh!

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Spring? What spring? It’s time for second winter!

When I am writing these words, snow is already melting behind the window and all I can hear is the rain, silently tapping on the window sill. But only 5 days ago we had really strong blizard here, which lasted almost 3 days! If I lived in a castle, I could totally feel like in Winterfell ๐Ÿ˜‰

Snowdrops

Magical walk in search of snowdrops

A short photo story about some nice discoveries

25 February was almost like the first day of spring to me, although not long after that winter has come again to Scotland (more about that here). That day I decided to go for a walk in search of snowdrops and had really magical time, wandering along Water of Leith.