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two pictures: one of a person in front of an old castle and the other one a castle ruins.

across the pond

 

a person posing in front of an ornate gate.

london: v cool iron work near buckingham palace

 

bushwick manager, emma, skips across the pond to celebrate her birthday and connect with her scottish roots. the puffins, moors, castles and mountains made for an enchanting trip.


destination:
london, eastern scotland, and the scottish highlands, specifically isle of skye

purpose of journey: to celebrate my birthday, to see friends & family, to travel solo for the first time, and to connect with my scottish roots

never travel without: rose water facial spray and melatonin

favorite outfit you packed: my blue backless jumpsuit. it’s my one and done outfit and was especially useful in the 95 degree london heat

how many pairs of shoes: 4. danner hiking boots, vans, hunter chelsea wellies, and heeled booties i didn’t touch

what are you listening to: a lot of kate bush, kendrick lamar, the clash, sza, pylon, orange juice, mobb deep (rip prodigy)

favorite meal: a toss up between the best indian food i’ve ever had on brick lane in london, and the haggis my cousin made for breakfast in kirriemuir

highlight of the trip: my last full day in scotland and my last day on the isle of skye, i took a boat trip to the ascribe islands to see the puffins that burrow in the cliffside during summer. my late father was an avid birder and always wanted to see a puffin more than any other bird but never did, so it was a really special experience for me to see them.

 

 

the ceiling of an ornate building with a chandelier and drapes.

brighton: snakes in the royal pavilion’s grand dining hall - the main chandelier weighed one ton

a snake hanging from a curtain in a room.

brighton: the world’s coolest curtain tiebacks at the royal pavilion

the stairway leading to a pink room with paintings on the walls.

brighton: wallpaper moment in the pavilion, king george iv was really on one

a person standing in front of an ornate building.

brighton: real grass

the arches of a building are intricately designed.

brighton: enchanting tho

an ornate building with domes and turrets.

brighton: colonialism is everywhere

wo pictures of a person standing in front of an old castle.

scotland: dunnottar castle ruins in stonehaven aka the iron islands / the blacksmith at dunnottar

a castle in scotland with a statue in front of it.

scotland: glamis castle where macbeth & the queen mother both once lived

two pictures of a person sitting on a tree and a garden.

scotland: the pinetorum at glamis / my cousin mary in the italian garden at glamis

a person standing in the middle of a forest.

scotland: i had several preferred trees at glamis

the old man of hoy, isle of skye, scotland.

isle of skye: the old man of storr, made of volcanic rock, w sheep for scale

a stream running through a mountain in the scottish highlands.

isle of skye: the fairy pools backdropped by the cullins

a group of seagulls on a rocky cliff.

isle of skye: dad’s puffins 

 

follow emma @sensitive_teeth

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