Vintage vibes at the Vennel

Let’s take a short walk to one of the loveliest viewpoints in Edinburgh!

The Vennel is a short laneway, leading from the Grassmarket towards Heriot Place and Lauriston Place. Very popular among local Instagrammers, it has a spectacular view of the castle. All you need to do is to climb the stairs… and there it is, looking you straight in the eye! I love that place also because of its vintage vibes: surrounded by stone walls, old houses and beautiful tall lanterns, you can really feel like in a different era.

Edinburgh Castle

Cherry blossoms fairytale in Edinburgh

“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.

Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

Beltane Fire Festival 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!

Vintage black & white in Museum of Scotland

Museum as a dreamy shooting location? Everything is possible in Edinburgh!

When I visited the National Museum of Scotland for the first time, I immediately fell in love with it. Just imagine: enormous space, beautiful arcades and galleries, magnificent white architecture with some gold ornaments… And that gentle light, falling from the glazed roof.

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 😉