Looking At Edinburgh

31 July 2008

Quayside Street Clocktower

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

Quayside Street Clocktower

This photo is available on Redbubble: Clocktower. Quayside Street.

Update: If you want to see inside, go to my first Doors Open Day post, St Ninian’s Manse.

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30 July 2008

The Maid of the Forth

Inchcolm ferry at sunset, Western Harbour

The Inchcolm Ferry setting off from the Western Harbour at Newhaven, Edinburgh, in the sunset.

The island of Inchcolm is in the Firth of Forth, nearer Fife than the Lothians. (According to the Maid of the Forth website, it’s about three-quarters of an hour to get to Inchcolm from Edinburgh.) Alexander I was stuck on the island for a few stormy days in 1123, and the island’s holy hermit fed him. In kingly gratitude, and also possibly to sleep more comfortably and eat better if he were stuck on the island again in future, Alexander founded an Augustinian abbey on the island.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Maid of the Forth.

29 July 2008

Absence of Place

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site of demolished house on Coburg Street

There’s always something very odd about looking at where a house was, when all the walls are down, and all that remains are the tiled floors and cracked cement. This is the empty site on Coburg Street, sheltered by Coburg House, looking across the Water of Leith to new buildings beyond.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Absence of Place.

Night Speed

Filed under: shadows and light, vehicles — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 12:01 am

something

This photo is available on Redbubble: Night Speed.

28 July 2008

Fire, Police, Ambulance? Edinburgh’s Emergency Services

The Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service is the oldest municipal fire service in the world, and one of the nicest. All my experiences with them have been entirely positive – from the time I burned the toast and my neighbours panicked and called the fire brigade and a horde of six-footers arrived and solemnly examined the grill and I tried not to giggle as I explained I had just chucked the toast away and made some fresh, to the time I reported a bonfire burning unattended next to the allotments, they’ve always seemed like exceptionally lovely people. I don’t know if that’s a recruitment requirement. It wouldn’t surprise me.

Edinburgh Fire Brigade
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27 July 2008

Sleeping with a friend

homeless man with dog

On the whole, I’d always rather just identify where and when I took this photo (sometimes not even that, since I noticed no one ever clicked on the google-maps links I used to provide). If the picture doesn’t speak for itself, what is the point of it?

In this case, though… (more…)

26 July 2008

Princes Street Gardens: child running

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child running uphill

This photo is available on Redbubble: Child Running

25 July 2008

Knotted Stone

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Knotted Stone

This arched doorway, blocked off and turned into a window, is by John’s Lane, just off Constitution Street in Leith.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Knotted Stone.

24 July 2008

Theatre in red stone

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Church Hill Theatre

Going to the Church Hill Theatre was part of my childhood, but it was closed for years for renovations: it re-opened only two years ago. Church Hill Theatre

This photo is available on Redbubble: Church Hill Theatre.

23 July 2008

Sun Mirror reflects Leith Walk

Filed under: furniture, mirrors, photos, reflections — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

sun mirror

This mirror was reflecting Leith Walk near where the temporary bus stop replacing the one on Gayfield Square is.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Sun Mirror.

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