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"Real Views of the City"

Perched on top of the Royal Mile, Camera Obscura is the place to 'see' Edinburgh - however not necessarily by looking at the views! Instead, visitors look at a white disk in the middle of a darkened room onto which the surrounding area is projected (including all the innocent and oblivious passers-by). There's a voyeuristic air amongst the viewers, as they hover around the images, chuckling as people and things are singled out for scrutiny, all good fun. There is also an impressive hologram exhibition, which is well worth a look. For the traditionalists, a fine view of the city can be found without refraction contraptions, at the very top of the building. Do be warned, however, as both the view from the roof and the view from the camera are dependent on natural light, dark clouds and general fogginess will give rise to disappointment for gawkers.
549 Castlehill, The Royal Mile Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2ND
Today: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Closed Now
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"Real Views of the City"
Perched on top of the Royal Mile, Camera Obscura is the place to 'see' Edinburgh - however not necessarily by looking at the views! Instead, visitors look at a white disk in the middle of a darkened room onto which the surrounding area is projected (including all the innocent and oblivious passers-by). There's a voyeuristic air amongst the viewers, as they hover around the images, chuckling as people and things are singled out for scrutiny, all good fun. There is also an impressive hologram exhibition, which is well worth a look. For the traditionalists, a fine view of the city can be found without refraction contraptions, at the very top of the building. Do be warned, however, as both the view from the roof and the view from the camera are dependent on natural light, dark clouds and general fogginess will give rise to disappointment for gawkers.
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