Baden-Powell Council BSA
2004 Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette
Day 7 - Edinburgh
Victorian High Tech - the Camera Obscura
The Group on Princes Street, with Edinburgh Castle on the ridge behind
Pete and I took the Scouts into Edinburgh by bus, while
Jerry and Charlie dropped our wash off at a laundrette. We were just
leaving the Burger King on Princes Street when they arrived by bus,
and the group was together for our tour of Edinburgh Castle.
On tour of Edinburgh Castle
The Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle
Sean and the Castle tour guide
After our tour of the Castle we went through the Camera
Obscura (picture at top of page) - an interesting example of Victorian
technology, the Camera uses a periscope to project an image of
Edinburgh on a tabletop. The operator gave a verbal tour of the city
while moving the lens, and showed how he could make the people on the
Royal Mile climb up an index card before he swatted them.
Pete and Tyler on the observation deck at the Camera Obscura
After lunch we walked down the Royal Mile to North
Bridge - the Scouts visited every gift shop along the way. We saw the
Museum of Childhood, then walked over to the new Museum of Scotland
and Greyfriars Bobby's grave before returning to the Scout Hall for a
fish and chips dinner.
Ryan and Matt in the Museum of Childhood with model trains
Tyler and Taylor with Space Invaders game at the Museum of Childhood
Taylor and John with artifacts belonging to Bonnie Prince Charlie
in the Museum of Scotland
Mark with gramophone in the
Museum of Scotland
Tyler at Greyfriars Bobby's Grave
And so ended our week's touring - the next morning, it
was on the coach and off to Blair Atholl and the Jamborette...