Looking At Edinburgh

30 September 2008

Doors Open Day: St Ninian’s Manse

I took a photo of this building in July (Quayside Street Clocktower), but it wasn’t until Doors Open Day that I found it is St Ninian’s Manse, Quayside Mills, Leith.

The Edinburgh Doors Open Day is organised by The Cockburn Association (Edinburgh’s Civic Trust), in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage.

St Ninian's Manse on Quayside Street
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29 September 2008

Fence in a car

Filed under: photos, plants, reflections, windows — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:06 am

Metal fence reflected in a car window

This photo is available on Redbubble: Fence in a car.

28 September 2008

Bank of Scotland on Bank Street

Bank of Scotland seen from the side on the Mound, looking towards Calton Hill

The Bank of Scotland was founded on 17th July 1695, when the Parliament of Scotland (which 12 years later was to vote itself out of existence for 292 years) passed an Act of Parliament establishing a national bank to support commerce and facilitate trade – the Bank of Scotland was the oldest commercial bank in Europe still trading. (The Bank of Scotland was forbidden to lend money to the government without Parliamentary approval.) In 1806 the Bank of Scotland moved their headquarters to this building at the top of the Mound, just below the High Street. The street was named Bank Street after the bank. Despite Pat Robertson and the Halifax they were still there a fortnight ago: a couple of years ago they even added a museum. But three centuries of banking history undone, and Lloyds TSB may have done what even an invading army couldn’t.

If you found this page of my blog because you have a complaint to make about the Bank of Scotland, you’re in entirely the wrong place, go here.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Bank of Scotland on Bank Street.

27 September 2008

Edinburgh cat: self-created work of art

Filed under: cats, photos — Tags: , , — EdinburghEye @ 9:12 am

black cat on green roofing

This photo is available on Redbubble: Black Cat on Green.

26 September 2008

Great Junction Street at dusk

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Great Junction Street at dusk

Great Junction Street, just after sunset, with the old church that used to be Club Velvet outlined against the sunset sky:you can just see Friarwood Wine in the dim light

This photo is available on Redbubble: Night Wine.

25 September 2008

Constitution Street Church

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

Stone path between walls

This photo is available on Redbubble: Stone Path Between Walls.

24 September 2008

Newhaven: Western Harbour from the breakwater

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

Western Harbour from the breakwater

This photo is available on Redbubble: Harbour from the breakwater.

23 September 2008

Dudley Road roof reflected

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Dudley Road roof reflected

Many of the houses just east of Victoria Park in Edinburgh have these fancy cast-iron fences edging the roof.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Roof reflected.

22 September 2008

Pigeons Take Flight

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pigeons taking off from the Water of Leith walkway looking down to Sandport Bridge

Pigeons taking off from the Water of Leith walkway looking down to Sandport Bridge.

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21 September 2008

St John’s graveyard

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Graves and leaves

St Cuthbert’s beyond the wall of St John’s graveyard: green leaves.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Graves and leaves.

My result for The Perception Personality Image Test…

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