Studied in Glasgow, Scotland, Spring 2012
This photograph was taken in Edinburgh, Scotland, and remains unedited. The photograph conveys how I viewed the culture in Scotland: a unique country in which the old and the new converge. In the background of the photograph lies Edinburgh Castle sitting atop an extinct volcano in the heart of the capital city, Edinburgh. The castle, built in the early 1500s, is sharply contrasted against the setting of the modern city that includes the contemporary street: cars, street signs, rubbish bins, lights, and the Tempting Tattie (tattie being Scottish for potato) serving delicious baked potatoes. It amazed me every day that the Scottish were so successful at conserving their history and rich Scottish culture in a present society, and this picture conveys this perfectly!