Looking At Edinburgh

13 October 2008

Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

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Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

Looking up at the castle from the Grassmarket, at the height of the rock, it looms, though the rock is not as visible as it is when the castle is viewed from other angles.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Edinburgh Castle.

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10 September 2008

St Cuthberts and the Castle

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View of St Cuthberts tower from St Johns

The tower of St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, the Kirk Below the Castle.

This photo is available on Redbubble: St Cuthberts and the Castle.

31 August 2008

Edinburgh Castle from Cornwall Street

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Edinburgh Castle from Cornwall Street

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24 August 2008

The US Election Reaches the Farmer’s Market in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Farmers Market

You often see people with flyers and clipboards wanting to get the attention of shoppers at the farmer’s market. But it’s not often you see someone with a clipboard full of sheets that say “Obama for America”. (Of course, someone attempting to sign up voters for McCain would be even more unlikely.) But there he was: wearing a faded green t-shirt that said I’m so excited to be here. (Update: although I recall a faded green, in this photo the t-shirt looks blue. Weird.) From Colorado, originally, a somewhat right-wing state, but said he was hopeful that some of the 250,000 Americans in the UK could be persuaded to register and vote for Obama – he was an official Obama campaign worker, and said this was the first time any Democratic campaign had made an official effort to get Americans living outside the US to register and vote in a Presidential election. Well, good luck, I said: I hope he wins. (I wonder if Avedon Carol knows about this Obama outreach? Usually if I want to find out what ex-pat Americans know about US politics, her Sideshow is where I go…)

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8 August 2008

The view from Frederick Street

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Princes Street gardens from Frederick Street

This photo is available on Redbubble: Princes Street Gardens.

14 March 2008

Edinburgh Castle from Castle Terrace

This photo was taken from here. It’s on Redbubble: Edinburgh Castle from Castle Terrace.

Every photoblog of Edinburgh has to have a photo of Edinburgh Castle: I think it’s a rule. The standard photo is either from Princes Street or from the Esplanade: but if you stand on the traffic island just where Castle Terrace corners north towards Princes Street, a few meters west of Spittal Street, and look up, you see the steep rock face – the cliffs are about 80 meters high – and the medieval walls enclosing the 18th-century buildings.

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