“What a strange thing! To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
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.
Continue reading ➞ Cherry blossoms fairytale in Edinburgh
“As darkness falls and the fire torches are lit, our drums will thunder and the May Queen will awaken.”
From the description of Beltane Fire Festival 2018
Come with me to the ancient times, to celebrate the festive of light and fire, nature and life!
We’ll go along with the May Queen, to meet all the strangest creatures from myths and legends. We’ll see the Green Man being reborn and then we’ll dance around Beltane bonfire, joyfully celebrating the coming of Summer!
Continue reading ➞ Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh!
“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 😉
Continue reading ➞ Winter has come to Ediburgh!
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.
Continue reading ➞ Magical walk in search of snowdrops
There is a place in Ediburgh, where I’m going every time I want to feel like in a fairytale.
Hidden in a small city valley, which used to be a grain milling area over 800 years ago. Today, if you listen carefully, you can still hear the wind of history there, blowing between magnificent victorian court, gray brick buildings reminding of medieval times and colourful houses by the river.
Continue reading ➞ 70s’ vibes at Dean Village