Looking At Edinburgh

5 September 2008

Coastal Edinburgh: the Promenade

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

The street that faces the sea at Portobello that is called the Promenade on the city maps (Google Maps link) is reached from the end of Kings Road, turn left.

But if, at the end of Kings Road, you turn right, there is a broad, quiet, pedestrian-only pathway (bikes allowed) along which you can walk, with the sea on your left and houses and chip shops and a swimming pool (and amusement parks!) on your right, as far along as where Coillesdene Drive meets the Joppa Road. (Google maps link) It’s a great walk.

There are places for children to play:
The playpark on the Promenade

A pedestrian-only street right in front of people’s windows, where their front garden is the whole firth:
Looking down the promenade,

A safe place for children learning how to ride a bike:
bike by Harbour Road

Though when deserted in the evening of a grey day, the Promenade just looks grim:
Promenade in the evening

These photos are available on Redbubble: Fish in the park, Boy on a bike, Looking down the promenade, Deserted promenade.


1 Comment »

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    Comment by Saint Jonny — 3 March 2009 @ 8:55 pm

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