Camera Obscura in Edinburgh

By Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012

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Long before digital cameras, smart phones and our passion for photographing everything, Aristotle and indeed the cavemen long before him, used camera obscuras to create images. Using light and mirrors, pictures were projected onto walls – it’s how 13th-century astronomers managed to view eclipses without blinding themselves, perhaps even how Stone Age man made such accurate wall paintings of animals.

In Edinburgh, the Camera Obscura is one of the most popular visitor attractions and offers a unique way of seeing this historic city.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Edinburgh Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Edinburgh.

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