National Gallery of Scotland – Edinburgh

National Gallery of Scotland – Edinburgh 31st March

My first visit to Edinburgh was  a lovely but chilly one. I visited the usual touristy places; the royal mile, Edinburgh castle, princess street. The National Gallery of Scotland was a highlight of beautiful renaissance oil paintings by mostly Scottish artists.

What struck me upon first entering was the amazment that anyone could create such a large painting with such accurate proportions and intricate detail. I really like how oil paintings almost look as though they are glowing with light but infact it is just the skill of the painter.

The building itself was of beautiful georgian architecture and decorated very grand inside to match the royalty in the paintings. We found that although the stewards were very welcoming to other guests they were perhaps not so friendly to us as we perhaps came across as scruffily dressed students.

It is obvious that the National Gallery of Scotland along with the various other cultural attractions  bring in a large amount of tourists into the city. Itis a shame that the National Portrait Gallery was closed otherwie I would have liked to visit that too.


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