A show of sight and sound in the night under the stars of the northern constellations, somehow conjures a deeper connection to when men from the viking elk might have connected with their spirit guides and myths during the burning of a true scale viking ship in the freezing midnight hours. For me it was astonishing, my eyes filled with tears. Everyone was silent witnessing the moment transport the present to a time past. I began to think that just maybe their are times we travel and fall into these special little portals that capture a time long past but only imagined. Today I am still touched and long to go back and reconnect
The Glasshouse, Scotland
Edinburgh EH1 3AA, Scotland
Tel: 44 131 525 8200
With glass walls dramatically studding the facade of the 150-year-old Lady Glenorchy's Church, this high-design place next to the Edinburgh Playhouse is self-consciously hip. The 65 spacious rooms have, ahem, b&w art photos of naked women on the taupe walls, polished wood floors, slatted room dividers (in the suites), terraces (mostly), and heated-floor glass-walled bathrooms—and indeed glass-walled walls: The windows are massive. It's all part of a posh mall with a multiplex movie house and pubs. Arguably, the nicest feature is the hotel's roof garden. Replete with lawns, an arch-shaped covered deck, and all-weather armchairs, it's the only one in the city (which says more about Edinburgh's climate than its architects).