An incredibly fun attraction to visit in Edinburgh is Camera Obscura. This attraction, located next to Edinburgh Castle, features five floors of clever optical illusions from mirror mazes and holograms to hysterical photo opportunities.
Basically, you are given that rare opportunity to transform into a hyper five-year old for a couple of hours.
We had bucket loads of fun and I have to say that, unexpectedly, this was one of the highlights of the trip. Besides being extremely fascinating, this place is worth a visit for its guaranteed laughs.
My favourite part was the floor where you could take some quirky photographs…
There were some amazing, and quite spooky, holograms…
Ever wondered what it would be like to have a twin?
Or a conjoined twin?
If you visit Camera Obscura, you will begin from the top floor with a short show.
Inside a mysterious, dark rooftop chamber, people sit round a viewing table where real-time moving images of Edinburgh are projected through a giant periscope. You can pick people up on your hands and make the traffic climb over paper bridges.
This must be some kind of high-tech, modern technology, right?
Not at all. The panorama is created simply using mirror, lenses and daylight. In fact, this show has been performed here for more than 150 years.
After that you are free to roam as you like. Also on the top floor is an outside area with spectacular views over Edinburgh.
Telescopes and binoculars are on hand to ensure you can see for miles. This is a great opportunity to get some photographs as well.
As you work your way downwards, there are all sorts of illusions in store.
In the magic gallery, you can have fun with bendy mirrors and swap heads with people.
Other spaces include the electricity room, featuring balls and tubes containing electricity charges that react to your touch.
A new addition to Camera Obscura is the swirling vortex tunnel…
Have you ever visited Camera Obscura?