Edinburgh

After we visited Ireland (please read that post before this) we went to Edinburgh, Scotland. Out of all the places we visited so far, Edinburgh was my favorite. Maybe because J. K. Rowling – the author of my favorite books – Harry Potter, lived there, or maybe because Scottish people are quick with a joke.

The day after we got there, we went on a Harry Potter tour through Edinburgh. We first got sorted into houses. I was in Hufflepuff, my sister was a Slytherin, my mom and dad were in Gryffindor. I wanted so badly to be a Gryffindor, but the wizard doesn’t choose the house; the house chooses the wizard 😞. We first passed by the hotel where J. K. Rowling stayed in when she wrote the last book – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, which was my favorite of all the Harry Potter books (don’t worry I am not going to spoil anything). It was a big building, about the size of a small mansion. But at the beginning, she was pretty poor. She had to get a day job to support her baby👶. We learned about how J.K Rowling couldn’t focus when she was a secretary as she was always writing new ideas for Harry Potter books (just like I’m always drawing when I’m supposed to do something else)😁.

    

But my favorite place we visited was Camera Obscura and the Optical Illusion Museum. Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions Museum are in the same building, so I’m going to talk about the Illusion Museum first. The Illusion Museum is so cool. My favorite illusion is the Vortex Tunnel. The Vortex Tunnel is a tunnel projected with the galaxy. The galaxy was spinning, it made us feel like we were spinning! It felt like I was going to go upside down, but then I remembered that the Vortex Tunnel was spinning, not me! Then we went to Camera Obscura. Camera Obscura was a camera that could see to the farthest lands of Edinburgh. What made Camera Obscura so cool was that it gave us a three-dimensional view on every object we focused on.

     

I hope you will go to Edinburgh one day too. It is a city of wonder!

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