Looking At Edinburgh

4 December 2008

Morning at the Top of the Walk

Filed under: buildings, photos, shadows and light, vehicles — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 7:30 am

the old Post Office and a bus

Taken about a half hour before sunrise, on the 2nd of December.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Morning at the top of Leith Walk .

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8 November 2008

Tiger on Leith Walk

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

a very large soft toy in dignified possession of Leith Walk by Elm Row

This photo is available on Redbubble: Tiger on Leith Walk.

3 November 2008

Eduardo Paolozzi’s lairge fit

the large bronze foot at the top of the Walk

Eduardo Paolozzi was born in Leith in 1924, was interned in Saughton Prison for three months from June 1940 (his parents were Italian citizens), went to Edinburgh College of Art in 1943, and studied at the Slade School in London. He was awarded an honorary degree by Edinburgh University in February 2005, and died in April that year.

This foot is one third of The Manuscript of Monte Casino, placed on the wide pavement at the top of Leith Walk, outside St Mary’s Cathedral: it’s been there since about 1990. You can, if you’re that way inclined, use the blocks at the side of the foot to climb to the top, and then slide down all the way to the toes.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Bronze Foot.

27 October 2008

Swordplay on Leith Walk

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

two boys with toy swords

Two boys who just bought shiny swords in Bits’n’Pieces, practice their swordplay at the foot of Leith Walk.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Two pages.

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1 October 2008

Leith Walk at sunset

Filed under: buildings, lrt, photos, shadows and light, vehicles — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

22 bus coming down leith walk at dusk

This photo is available on Redbubble: Leith Walk at sunset.

20 September 2008

The Clock in the Sky

Filed under: buildings, photos, reflections, water — Tags: , , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 9:36 am

clock reflected in a puddle

The clock above the old Job Centre at the corner of Duke Street and Leith Walk, reflected in a large puddle on Constitution Street.

This photo is available on Redbubble: The Clock in the Sky, and in a 2009 calendar: Strange Sky.

19 September 2008

Red girl, blue boy

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

On Leith Walk:
red girl

On Castle Terrace:
Blue Boy

These photos are available on Redbubble: Blue Boy and Mother and daughter.

11 August 2008

Waiting for the bus

…and waiting …and waiting …and waiting…

taking you to work in 2011

You know, really the worst thing about the chaos on the streets is that while Edinburgh Council claim “A high-quality, modern and efficient tram network is being created for Edinburgh and is scheduled to be running on the Capital’s streets by 2011” – I haven’t met anyone who actually believes that. (more…)

23 July 2008

Sun Mirror reflects Leith Walk

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

sun mirror

This mirror was reflecting Leith Walk near where the temporary bus stop replacing the one on Gayfield Square is.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Sun Mirror.

6 July 2008

Mirror on Leith Walk

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

Mirror on Leith Walk

This photo and framing business, L. Freedman, was established 1890, “in the reign of Queen Victoria” it says on the window, on Antigua Street: one of the streets that edges Leith Walk.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Mirror on Leith Walk.

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