Looking At Edinburgh

17 June 2008

Drinking by the Shore

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

glasses on a bollard

This photo is available on Redbubble:Drinks by the Shore.

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4 June 2008

Under the old railway bridge

Filed under: parks, people, photos, river, trees — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 10:31 am

I took this photo under the old railway bridge on the Water of Leith walkway, looking towards the river. It’s available on Redbubble: Solitary walker.

13 May 2008

New Build Window

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New buildings on the Shore reflected in the glass of New Build Development on Coalhill.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: New Build Window.

5 March 2008

The Scotsman Steps at dusk

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I took this photo here. This photo is on Redbubble: The Scotsman Steps at dusk.

A stone tower with a spiral stair links Market Street with North Bridge above. This stairway is open to the public, but for over a hundred years was the most direct way from the Scotsman building on North Bridge to the rear entrance to Waverley Station. (The Scotsman is now produced in a modern building near the Scottish Parliament, down at the foot of the Royal Mile: the Scotsman building is now a hotel.)

Regrettably, the smell most associated with this stairway is urine or disinfectant or a sickening combination of both: for decades, men have used it as a urinal.

26 February 2008

Bridge of Shadows

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This photo was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: Bridge of Shadows.

This old bridge of iron and wood in Leith links Tower Place to Rennie’s Isle, running parallel to the modern road bridge Ocean Drive. I love this bridge, especially the way it looks when you stand at the Tower Place end and look across with the shadows falling on the old grey wood.

Last time I walked down this way, the bridge was closed to foot traffic.

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