"Camera Obscura" Camera Obscura Tip by pollon

Camera Obscura, Edinburgh: 23 reviews and 34 photos


I was thrilled of Camera Obscura, which is opened to the public by 1850 and it's on top of Royal Mile.

There I saw an holography, now well spread and well known, for the first time, pinhole photography, old paintings and photographs of Edinburgh but what I liked best was the magical 1850's 'cinema': the light goes down and a specially trained guide operates the system of revolving lenses and mirrors pointed on the town, thanks to which the panorama changes and it's moving.

I remember that the guide, while telling the story of the city's historic past, thanks to a mirror sooo well operated, raised a bus which was passing in that moment: I know it was a trick of the light and the mirror but I found it amazing, maybe I was just younger and inexperienced but was nice surely!!!

Address: 549 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2ND
Phone: +00 44 (0)131 226 3709
Website: http://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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