Looking At Edinburgh

24 May 2008

Banana Flats Bent

Filed under: buildings, photos, reflections, vehicles — Tags: , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

Banana flats, Leith

I’ve lived in or near Leith for years, and when people refer to the “banana flats”, I’ve always assumed they meant this block – the yellow and blue looms, and – or so I have heard – if you’re in the top floor, you know why these are banana flats – the block bends, noticeably, in a high wind. Wikipedia identifies a different block of flats nearby (Cables Wynd House) as the “banana flats” – asserting that they are called so because of the shape of the block from the air, curved like a banana. Which is right?

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: Banana Flats.

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1 Comment »

  1. You’re right about Cables Wynd House being the “banana flats”
    The high rise shown hereis Persevere Court at the foot of Admiralty St.

    It makes a very interesting view all the same.

    Comment by leither01 — 15 April 2009 @ 11:36 pm


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