Flowering of the Human Spirit

Photo by Julia Bayne
Cafe During Edinburgh Festival
Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom

Muses In Edinburgh…

"Walking around Edinburgh in late July, you’ll likely feel the first vibrations of the earthquake that is festival time, which shakes the city throughout August and into September. You may hear reference to an ‘Edinburgh Festival’, but this is really an umbrella term for six separate festivals all taking place around the same time.

The best-known and oldest of these is the Edinburgh International Festival. The festival was founded in 1947, when Europe was recovering from World War II. Festival founders believed that some event was needed to draw the continent together and “provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit”.

In recent years, the festival has drawn as many as 400,000 people to Edinburgh, with acts by world-renowned music, opera, theater, and dance performers, filling all the major venues in the city.

Edinburgh festival time can fill almost any artistic need…Edinburgh in August is an experience you are unlikely to forget!"

--The New York Times—
As seen in Robin Pilcher’s latest novel STARBURST

2 comments:

Travel'in Muse said...

When do we leave?

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Oh yes...I want to sit at that cafe!