Looking At Edinburgh

26 October 2008

Fence and shadows

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blue fence on North Forth Street

This photo is available on Redbubble: Fence of shadows.

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15 October 2008

The Guardian at the Gate

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doll on blue-painted metal gate

This photo is available on Redbubble: The Guardian at the Gate.

10 October 2008

Leaves in the road

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leaves in the corner of the road

This photo is available on Redbubble: Autumn Corner.

6 August 2008

After the rain

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After the rain

On North Fort Street, one of the drains was blocked and a lake had swiftly formed over the cobbles, one shore the speed bump.

It has been raining a lot recently.

This photo is available on Redbubble: After the rain.

29 June 2008

A tree goes to school

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tree at Fort Primary School

This photo is available on Redbubble: Tree’s first day at school.

18 June 2008

Shadows and light on the pavement

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Outside Fort House on North Fort Street the shadows and sunlight lie with sharp edges. This photo is available on Redbubble: Sunlight on the pavement.

27 February 2008

Fort House, Leith

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This photo was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: Fort House, Leith.

The remnants of Leith Fort (built 1779) still stand on North Fort Street in Leith. The Fort was built to defend the Port of Leith (the architect was James Craig (1744 – 95) who planned the layout of Edinburgh’s New Town). Leith Fort was used as a prison for the French during the Napoleonic Wars and as an army base until the end of WWII, but it was mostly demolished in the 1950s, leaving only the original entrance and boundary wall with the original guardhouse and adjutant’s office just inside the gate. This photograph shows the iron gates and the adjutant’s office, now the concierge office for the red brick tower blocks of Fort House, the worst housing estate in Edinburgh. The black cannon are a modern addition.

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