July 25, 2006

Britannia


The Royal Yacht Britannia, after being decommissioned a few years ago, now rests in the docklands of Leith. You enter the Queen's former yacht through the 2nd floor of a shopping and entertainment centre called Ocean terminal. Apparently the Queen is none too chuffed that her former yacht is attached to a shopping centre. The Scottish Press at the time, also reported that the Queen wanted the ship scuttled rather than have tourists walk all through it. Public money paid for it. Public money paid for it to be in service, and now it's only right that the public get to see it.
I'm away on holiday again! Off to Poland today (Katowice, Bydgoszcz and Warszawa) and then Italy (Bologna) before coming back just in time for school! Toyozo will be pressing the publish button while I'm away...enjoy the photos, keep the comments coming and I'll get back on the DP ball when I get back.

5 comments:

anne said...

Looks like a big yatch! Glad the people are now getting to see it. Enjoy your vacation :)

R. Ota said...

I wanted to see Britannia when I visited Edinburgh, but unfortunately I didn't have time to see it... it looks great!

Louise said...

Sounds like a great holiday you have planned. Enjoy yourself.

Sarah said...

I visited the Royal Yacht when I was in Edinburgh last summer and found it very odd that you have to enter through the mall. Also strange? The audio tour handsets were enormous! Most tourist are already loaded down enough. The three of us gave up trying to hold them up, and I just carried them in my bag for most of the way around the yacht.

Carol said...

I worked at the Yacht for a while and have to say, it was fantastic - definately worth a viewing. It's cared for very respectfully. :)