I had to go into Edinburgh for a meeting at the National Museum Scotland(NMS) for my project placement meeting recently.
Part of the program I'm in, requires you to choose an internship and work for the year. I chose the Scottish Life Archives, that's part of the National Museum.
I checked out the Mary, Queen of Scots exhibition. It was really interesting. I recommend going to it, if you can(hurry it closes soon!) I think my favorite object were the pendants. One was a poodle and the other was an elephant. There were nice, sort of everyday kinds of jewelry.
Since the day was amazing, I followed a classmate's advice and went up to the roof terrace after my meeting, and boy was I glad I did.
There were rainbows all over Edinburgh. There weren't brief, washed out rainbows. This was vivid and with a perfect arch disappearing into the cloud bank and re-emerging. After seeing it I understood why people believe it leads somewhere. I don't remember seeing a rainbow that vivid. You saw all the colors and the progression.
I won't say I followed the rainbow, but after I left the museum I wandered toward Edinburgh Castle and ended up on the Greenmarket, which is behind the Castle. I was thrilled actually, because another classmate had told me about this gelato place, called Mary's Milk Bar. I will say the gelato is amazing.
I had the rose and dark chocolate with another scoop of Peruvian 64% dark chocolate. This woman knows what she's doing with gelato. There are no words for how good this stuff is. All I can say is if you are around Edinburgh, go. Hell, I'd make a special trip.