Saturday, 24 October 2015


Do you have a list of places you would like to visit one day?  Because I'm sure I'm not alone in this!

And it is good to tick them off.
Add new ones.
And discover places that would have been on the list. Had you'd known about them.

One such place was Prestonpans in East Lothian.

After spending an afternoon with my a blog friend Helena we decided to find a nearby campsite and to start our journey along the coast next day. Normally we look for somewhere interesting or picturesque but it was just overnight, so we simply chose a convenient spot. And what a surprise!!  First, we discovered that right next to the campsite was an open air museum. We were able to wander round and my camera was very busy. But more about that another time, because what we also learnt that this was an area of historical interest. And that down the road at Prestonpans there were murals painted on buildings to commemorate this.  So next morning we stopped off briefly to discover more. Here are some of my photos:

We didn't have long to explore so wasn't able to see all the murals.
Today I discovered this link and wish I'd seen this before our visit. But then it is exciting to discover new places and to be surprised. If ever we are back in the area we will stop again. For longer this time.

And if you want to find out more yourself do check out the link. I will share more about the open air museum another time because that was another surprise! Meanwhile thanks for popping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another post for my 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Hope to see you here.


  1. even though they are in my neighbourhood I've never looked at them all together like that - a fine case of familiarity meaning I hardly see them - I must go an have another look with fresh eyes

  2. What a wonderful find. I love this type of 'public art' and your photos of it are fantastic. I look forward to hearing more about this adventure.

  3. It's great to see photos of these murals! When we were over leaving TTO back for the beginning of term, we took a drive out in this direction one evening and we spotted some of these. But I was too tired and it was too dark to start taking pictures. It's nice to see them more closely here. Thanks.

  4. Those murals are amazing. I could look at those all day. I must confess I have never heard of Prestonpans.

  5. I love murals, and these are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing,

  6. What a great find and a way to show the history of the area.


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