Curso Reisejournalismus: Edinburgh mini

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Edinburgh made me dreamy. It filled me with melancholy – luckily a good sort of melancholy, which gives me a sort of trust in my abilities. Nearly everyday I walked through the streets, saw all the different grey shapes ... and maybe for the first time in my life I really enjoyed the moods of November. I visited places like Arthur’s Seat and Greyfriars Cemetery, walked into old book shops, drank a lot of hot chocolate in pretty cafes or beer in famous pubs. And while doing all that, one word popped up in my head over and over again: enchanted.

Staying in Edinburgh – for me – felt like a pause from reality. There are ancient houses which become even more beautiful at night when their windows light up. You have to pass stony streets which sparkle in the rain and where the cars always come from the wrong side. Over the city there sits enthroned the Castle of Edinburgh like a guardian of the past. And at every corner you come across the melodic sound either of the bagpipe or the Scottish language.

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Curso Reisejournalismus: Edinburgh mini

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  2. 2. full download: http://www.lulu.com/content/ebook/edinburgh-mini/13452089Andrin Schumann Julia SchweinbergerA brilliant mystery “What nonsense!”Page Number 4–5 Page Number 16–17Sigrid Scheler Martina PetersThere shall be a Scottish Parliament Come on, hide away in my stories...Page Number 6–7 Page Number 18–19Isabel Metzger Michael BernhardBack to Black The Road to MurrayfieldPage Number 8–9 Page Number 20–21Christiane Nönnig Kathrin LotholzWhisky and freedom The best place in townPage Number 10–11 Page Number 22–23 3 Your Current Page Number isMonique Schmahl Daniela ElpersFollowing Authorial Footsteps Whisky on the rocksPage Number 12–13 Page Number 24–25Miriam Steimer Inga SprünkenOn the traces of... Half-Hanggit Mary My way to find the ghostsPage Number 14–15 Page Number 26–27 Imprint Page Number 28 Foto: Miriam Steimer
  3. 3. A brilliant mystery Struggle for words while visiting Edinburgh Andrin Schumann I tried to write an article about this ert Louis Stevenson or Robert Burns. ber. I visited places like Arthur’s Seat and where the cars always come from Also they are very proud that their city. But I failed. I refused to choose Nevertheless I cannot find the right and Greyfriars Cemetery, walked into the wrong side. Over the city there town is meant to be the place of ori- one theme and totally concentrate on words in the right order to describe old book shops, drank a lot of hot sits enthroned the Castle of Edin- gin of stories like Harry Potter or Dr. it. There are too many impressions, how I saw the city. Anyway I will try chocolate in pretty cafes or bad beer burgh like a guardian of the past. And Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Probably there numerous thoughts, ideas and feel- to. in famous pubs. And while doing all at every corner you come across the is no other city where a little dog ings – so that I got unhappy every that, one word popped up in my head melodic sound either of the bagpipe called Bobby would become such time I was forced to make a decision. Edinburgh made me dreamy. It filled over and over again: enchanted. or the Scottish language. an important symbol. It is said that Edinburgh is a pool of inspiration - me with melancholy – luckily a good in the 19th century the Skye Terrier albeit not for my writing! sort of melancholy, which gives me Staying in Edinburgh – for me – felt In Edinburgh you are permanently spent fourteen years guarding the a sort of trust in my abilities. Nearly like a pause from reality. There are confronted with the beauty of books grave of his owner. He became an I know that this is quite a subjective everyday I walked through the streets, ancient houses which become even and the importance of literature. The icon and his image is spread over the kind of experience since Edinburgh saw all the different grey shapes ... and more beautiful at night when their city’s inhabitants are crazy about tales whole city. is a UNESCO City of Literature and maybe for the first time in my life I windows light up. You have to pass and mysteries. They preserve them in has inspired lots of writers like Rob- really enjoyed the moods of Novem- stony streets which sparkle in the rain various museums and old bookshops. Stories and enigmas Even the book sculpture mystery of 2011 fits nowhere better than in Edin- burgh. For almost one year an anony- mous artist left tiny sculptures made out of book pages at several places Icon of Edinburgh: the Skye Terrier Bobby in the town. She – the only certainty Foto: Miriam Steimer people have is that the person was a woman – attracted huge attention with her action – precisely because: In Edinburgh everybody loves a good mystery. 5 Surely all these reasons make the city Your Current Page Number is a tourist attraction as well. So there is a feeling of “waking up“ from the lovely time-travel dream whenever you stumble across one of the ugly commercial shops – unfortunately Edinburgh is riddled with them. Also the weight loss your purse will suffer during your visit will bring you back down to earth. Whatever, these sentences, roughly strung together should emphasise – regardless of my inability to capture Edinburgh in words – that I highly enjoyed being there. It will not be my last visit because I would like to dream again. Maybe I will come back in summer... to discover a totally One of the Edinburgh Book Sculptures made by different city from the place I have an anonymous artist experienced so far. Foto: Julia SchweinbergerView onto Greyfriars Bobby`s Bar in Candlemaker Row Foto: Miriam Steimer
  4. 4. IMPRINT Authors Layout Michael Bernhard Daniela Elpers Daniela Elpers Martina Peters Kathrin Lotholz Julia Schweinberger Isabel Metzger Miriam Steimer Christiane Nönnig Martina Peters Tiltshift by Sigrid Scheler Daniela Elpers Monique Schmahl Andrin Schumann Julia Schweinberger Inga Sprünken Miriam Steimer29Your Current Page Number is This project has been funded with support from the European Commis- sion. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.Foto: Miriam Steimer

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