Looking At Edinburgh

27 March 2008

Shadows and haar

Filed under: buildings, photos — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:47 am

Looking down Hanover Street towards the Royal Scottish Academy Building, on a haar-thick winter morning in December: where the shadow falls,the pavements are still wet enough with the water from the air to reflect back the light, but in direct sunlight the moisture evaporates fast and the pavements begin to look dry within minutes. A classic Edinburgh day.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: Shadows and haar.


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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