|This picture is taken from Edinburgh Castle|
We stayed not far from the famous Edinburgh castle, which is pretty close to the Scottish parliament building and The National Gallery of Scotland. In the evening before sunset we enjoyed rambling all over the city in the cool spring weather. From Princess Street we began our walk across the garden and climbed up the countless stairs to Edinburgh Castle. Arriving on the hilltop, we stopped to catch a breath and our eyes were hypnotized by the panoramic view of Edinburgh city!
After a short rest and picture taking, we started descending the hills, walking towards the west where the financial hub of Edinburgh’s economy is located. The row of office buildings typified the unique Scottish architecture combining the old and new dimensions. Not only for its great architecture, but Scotland is also well known as the home of the world’s renowned economic scholar, Adam Smith and several other enlightened scholars of the 18th century. On the high street of Edinburgh, Smith’s bronze statute stands proudly and the UK banknotes commemorate Smith, making him the first Scot to be featured on English banknotes. His theory of free market remains in the minds of every economic being.