The man behind the lens

Expectation. A word that implies so much, or so little, depending on how you look at things. My frequent flirting with this noun has often landed me in hot water, but that wasn’t the case on Saturday when we found ourselves whiling away the day at Jupiter Artland on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Nestled in the private grounds of Bonnington House, I spent the afternoon in the depths of what can only be described as an enchanted forest. Sculptures peaked through the trees, urging you to venture further into the lush greenery. Here’s a taster of what you’ll find a mere 30 minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre.

The final piece of artwork we saw was a vintage 1953 silver streak caravan, also known as the Jupiter Artland Café, serving delicious food from Thursday to Sunday. Hot meals, cold savouries and irresistible cakes can be enjoyed in the caravan, outside in the stunning courtyard, or in one of the inspired eating rooms. We sampled an Italian roll with pastrami, cheddar and piccalilli, and a slice of chocolate fudge cake and carrot cake. I’m pretty sure these pictures will do a pretty good job of showing you how good the food was.

And now for something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. You’ve been very complimentary about Wine and Olives, and in particular the photographs on the site attract a lot of attention. So I think it’s about time that the man behind the lens stood on the other side of the viewfinder for a moment, and allowed himself to be visually immortalised. With thanks to my patient fiancé, Rob, this post is for you.


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  • http://www.twitter.com/thegiantteacup Jane Sommerville

    I can’t wait to visit here, it looks fantastic…now to make it on a day it doesn’t rain! Both pictures and words on this blog are lovely – well done both!

  • chiara

    Thanks Jane. I’m sure you’ll love it when you go, it’s such a fantastic place!

  • http://theheartbeatsfaster.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa

    It looks so beautiful, I’m definitely adding this to my list of things to do while living in Edinburgh :) I love that you showed the man behind the beautiful photos too! My boyfriend takes mine, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without him.

  • chiara

    Thanks Louisa! I know what you mean, without Rob I wouldn’t be able to do it-I am worse than useless with a camera! Your photos always look great too-I take my hat off to the boys!

  • http://www.thehautecookie.com thehautecookie

    that all looks SOOO good!!!!! xO!

  • http://www.whereisharriet.net Harriet

    What stunning artwork – it truly looks magical.

    ps the food and the fiance look pretty good too! ;)

  • chiara

    Thanks Harriet! I think I’ve done good!

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