Looking At Edinburgh

25 October 2008

Feeding the family

a family buying lunch at the farmer's marker

A family getting well hung and tender (beef, that is) at the farmer’s market.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Feeding the family.

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11 September 2008

French market in Castle Street

selling hot food

The French Market shows up a couple of times a year: at Christmas and the Festival and sometimes for Bastille Day. There will also be a Continental Market on Castle Street from Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st September, apparently: Essential Edinburgh.

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3 September 2008

Coastal Edinburgh: Fun Park and Fried Food

Porto Restaurant

This is the other side of coastal Edinburgh: the deep-fried food and shiny fun parks. There are fairly obvious reasons why this is so: if you go for a sunny day on the beach, it will probably rain. All of these places have been around for decades – if they’ve changed ownership in twenty-five years, they haven’t changed name or function.

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24 August 2008

Six months….

I’ve been doing this blog now for six months, at least one photopost a day. I have done 210 posts (not counting this one), well over 210 photographs, and from 36 views for the four days of February, the total number of views for six whole months is now 9711. In the first week I did this blog I got 4 views: in this 26th week I’ve had 641 views, and 93 views today. It seems likely that I’ll have my 10,000th view before the end of August. I really appreciate everyone who’s visited, especially people who linked or left comments.

*waves* I’m happy I started doing this. Looking forward to the next six months…

Because the first photo on my blog was the farmer’s market in February, this post should be of the same spot in August:

farmers market

Notice the irony of the Tescos bag? Neither did I till I looked at the photo at home.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Crowds at the farmer’s market.

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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5 July 2008

Farmers’ Market, 28th June

Approaching the farmers market

These photos were all taken at the farmers’ market, Saturday 28th June, on Castle Terrace.

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3 July 2008

Demi John

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

demi johns

A shop on Victoria Street, Edinburgh, where you can buy rhubarb vodka (and other things) by volume. Demijohn.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Demi John.

7 June 2008

Farmers’ market, first Saturday in June

A beautiful sunny day for the farmers’ market this morning. One small yet sophisticated shopper was wearing her coolest sunglasses.

Look, you all know where the farmers’ market is, right? This photo is available on Redbubble: Sophisticated Shopper.
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23 March 2008

Farmers Market: 22nd March 2008

Filed under: farmers market, people, photos — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 12:03 am

It was cold today for the Easter weekend:
farmer's market
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3 March 2008

In the Forest Cafe

Filed under: cafes, food, photos, windows — Tags: , , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 2:22 am

This photo was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: In The Forest.

The Forest is an organic cafe and a not-for-profit arts space. It is a perfect place to sit, dream, talk, surf the Internet, drink tea, and relax.

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