Blessed by the last light of an autumn day 07
Sunset view from the roof terrace of the National Museum of Scotland earlier this week, one of the best (and free!) places to take in views of the city. This time of year the sunlight is stretched out to a warm, coppery-gold, especially around sunrise and sunset. Add in the contrast of that autumnal light with the long shadows over Edinburgh's geology and architecture and it is just glorious to drink in (the pics really don't quite capture the light quality, not as it looks to the eyes, standing high up, looking over this remarkable city).
Below this roof terrace are six floors of Scottish history, ascending from Pictish standing stones at the bottom to the Industrial Revolution steam engines at the top. And then up here on the roof after walking through those historical exhibits, look at what else you can drink in, but a vast volcanic ridge and a mighty, ancient fortress atop it, bathed in the light of the setting sun.