Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{part 25}

Let's Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura on Grooveshark
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 our time was coming to a close too fast. our britrail passes expired, and we began to do those things that you do at the end of vacation: make lists of the places that you still need to need to need to see, take so many pictures of the people you'll be leaving behind, and spend less time sleeping so that you don't miss anything.

Photobucket Photobucket day 13 was our second-last one in scotland. we'd filled days 11 and 12 with family and food, mostly, and decided to take this last morning together on the royal mile in edinburgh. we took the bus with our cousin beth, dropped her off at her job, and continued on on our own. we found a wall that made us look very fat, and that ended up luring us into a very fascinating house, where we were split into thousands, shrunk and enlarged, and had our heads chopped off. 
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it was a beautiful old house. with staircases that wound up and up and up, with strange pictures all over the walls, and occasionally a window so that you could see how far up you were and be assured that you were still in real life. Photobucket
we noticed a room with an eerie blue glow and when we entered, neither of us knew which we was us anymore. there were hundreds of us, and we were all us, and yet we were all not. i kept touching the skin on the back of my hand to make sure that i was still in the right body. i reached for barclay's hand to make sure he was still in his, but his hand was glass and it shocked me so much that i yelped right out loud. his voice was everywhere, but every body that i thought was his was made of glass. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket after we wound our way through the glass maze, we came to a bridge through a dark tunnel. and when we walked inside, the bridge flipped right upside down! Photobucket Photobucket every room in the old house was like that. light tunnels and funhouse mirrors and human kaleidoscopes  to the max. when i grow up, i want to own that place and live in it with my fifty cats and crazy husband. we'll turn out all the lights and chase people around in there for fun, while they wet their pants in terror. doesn't that sound lovely? Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket and at the top of it all, a camera obscura and a perch from which you can see all of edinburgh and sing, "i'm the king of the castle, and you're the dirty rascal..."Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

24 comments:

  1. Yay! I've been so looking forward to this post! I love that place!

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    1. meeee too! i loved looking at your pictures from there. it's always cool to see what will catch different peoples' eye... :)

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  2. Your photos are so beautiful. And that place with all the rooms? I want to go to there.

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    1. aw thanks! and you absolutely should. liliana would LOVE IT. i think.

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  3. That place sounds amazing. Go buy it! I want to go play in that room where you're tiny and Barclay is a giant.

    And the city. That city is beautiful.

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    1. oh man, edinburgh is probably my favourite city ever. so, so much to do and see and it's just PRETTY TO THE MAX.

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  4. WHAT. I am so jealous of this.

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    1. haha, well if i could take the blogosphere on a field trip there, i totally would. this was the closest i could get... :)

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  5. I got stuck in one of those mirror mazes once. My friends ditched me and I cried. That spinning tunnel looks pretty boss, though.

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    1. aren't they nuts!? all the mirror mazes i've ever been in have had finger prints every where and are so easy, but this one was legit. and awesome. and kind of freaky.

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  6. Yessss, that place looks so awesome. The city too but mostly the illusion house!

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    1. it's the kind of place i can see you loving. you should probably make the trip.
      :)

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  7. Oh my gosh that place looks crazy! I went through one of those bridge things that turn once and I could barely walk, I was so disorientated. I didn't like it much haha.

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    1. haha, barclay haaaaated it. he almost threw up. i stood on the bridge for a while, and kept falling over, but i loved it. and then felt sick for the rest of the day. rats.

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  8. I totally know how they did that room with you so small and Barclay so big!! I watched the movie Temple Grandin and that's how I know. (Fantastic movie by the way.)

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    1. it's quite impressive. because in real life, it just doesn't look like it's a straight room AT ALL, and then when you look at it through the camera, you're all like...astounded, and stuff.

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  9. Amazing, amazing! I want to go!

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  10. This is awesome!!! I'm so glad that you two had such an amazing trip. & I love that you are showing us bit by bit. It reminds me that I still need to share my Europe photos, ha! I left almost a year ago! A year on the 24th... gah. I want to go baaaaaaaaack.

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    1. put your pictures up now!!! what are you waiting for? i'd love to see them. :)

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  11. I just want to hang out with you guys so badly. Is that weird?

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    1. not even a little weird. get up here!!!!

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