Looking At Edinburgh

8 October 2008

From the Mound at sunset

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on Bank Street, looking down into the New Town

The New Town rising at the foot of the Mound: the wet road reflects back the sunset light.

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4 October 2008

Walking into the light

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People walking down the Mound into the sunset

“Where Princes Street Gardens are now, the Nor’ Loch was ‘a receptacle of many sewers, and seemingly of the worried cats, drowned dogs, and blackguardism of the city’. Initially stones and planks were laid across its swampland by a tailor with a shop in the Old Town and clients in the New. This gave rise to the name Geordie Boyd’s Mud Brig. In time the ‘Brig’ was filled in by rubble from the excavation works – some two million cartloads tipped out by contractors and private citizens – finally forming a great earthen mound, known now simply as The Mound.” – Stories in Stone

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1 October 2008

Leith Walk at sunset

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22 bus coming down leith walk at dusk

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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

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13 September 2008

Reiki with intent

Reiki masseur treating a patient

This was on the terrace at St Johns, during the 2008 Festival.

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18 August 2008

Shadow fence

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10 August 2008

National Gallery skyline

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clouds above National Gallery

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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.

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29 July 2008

Night Speed

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20 July 2008

Morningside Gallery

window and reflections

Morningside Gallery reflects Morningside Road. The gallery claims to “showcase original paintings and limited editions by some of Scotland’s best known painters alongside the work of promising young Scottish artists” … and the art is obscured by the glass reflecting the houses opposite more perfectly than any painting.

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