I love Edinburgh

It is the 1st of August, which means Edinburgh Festival and The Fringe is on in Edinburgh. If you don’t know about the festival, you should. It is an explosion of people, the arts and every kind of show you could imagine and ones you couldn’t imagine. Last year brought 42,096 performances of 2,695 shows, making it the largest ever arts festival in the world.

When I first moved here from North Carolina, 11 years ago, I came over in August. I instantly fell in love with the city. It had more culture concentrated in one place; more than the year I spent at the rather intensive NC School of the Arts. When September came and the thousands of people left, it was like a different city. After the initial sadness and calmness, I now am thankful it only lasts one month. I like my city just the way it is.

What makes a great city? This is something Trade School Edinburgh is going to explore. Here is a good article about NYC written by Anais Nin (my favourite woman to quote).

Photo actually taken in Glasgow- which is kind of funny. Sure he'll be over to Edinbrugh soon to get festive!

Photo actually taken in Glasgow- which is kind of funny. Sure he’ll be over to Edinbrugh soon to get festive!

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