My wife and I, age pensioners, so much enjoyed to visit Edinburgh three years ago that we returned in April 2012. On both occasions we were delighted to stay in Royal British Hotel, so conveniently close to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. What surprised us on our second visit was that there seemed to have been little progress made in Princes Street on the building of the proposed airport tramway. We were fortunate on our second visit to be able to visit the Royal Art Exhibition, featuring more than 100 items, art works and other features from the British royal residences and on display in the Queens Gallery of Holyrood Palace. We further explored our art theme in the Scottish National Gallery. Having frequently watched the Edinburgh Tattoo on television, we were delighted to explore Edinburgh Castle. Having recently read the book Leaving Alexandria, by Richard Holloway, the former Anglican Primate of Scotland, we were delighted to find Old St Paul's Church, where he had been Rector for 12 years, and that was his favorite appointment. The news of the day included that Mr Ken Livingstone has competed in 14 elections for Mayor of London, won 11 and lost 3 including last year's and yesterday's. He rejoiced that having won his first 41 years ago he had introduced a free pass for pensioners and now he would qualify for one himself. Before leaving Edinburgh we were delighted to spend some time wandering through the delightful Princes Street Gardens.
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