Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh is the place to go if you want to find out more about the early optical device while also learning more about the city. Read on to find out more and take a peek at what this attraction has to offer!
The Camera Obscura in Edinburgh is an interesting way to learn about the city and its history by getting to see the moving images of the city projected through a giant periscope while a guide entertains you by telling stories and facts about Edingburgh. Aside from the camera obscura, you also are able to view 360 degree panoramic views over Edinburgh from the rooftop terrace.
A camera obscura is an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen. It is used in drawing and for entertainment, and was one of the inventions that led to photography and the camera. Mirrors are used to project inside the room an image (with color and perspective) of what is happening outside.
There are also 5 floors featuring illusions, magic, light tricks, games, and a history of Edinbugrh through old photography. There is also a gift shop which I was surprised to see did not have any Lomography products.
Camera Obscura is a lovely little attraction but I would advise to go on a sunny day as it leads to better image projections.