Looking At Edinburgh

16 November 2008

Portobello house with tower

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a building with a tower

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7 November 2008

Blue main door

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a blue door in Portobello

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2 November 2008

Portobello Public Baths: upstairs

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green floor, blue walls

Portobello Public Baths were designed by Robert Morham, working for the Edinburgh City Architect’s Department of Edinburgh Council, in 1898, as part of the agreement that Portobello should become part of Edinburgh (on 1st November 1896). They were opened in 1901. Through most of the century they used to have a sea water pool and a fresh water pool (in the 1980s I used to belong to a sub-aqua club that used the sea water pool on Monday nights for training), but both pools are fresh water now. The Turkish baths were original to the building and are magnificent.

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29 October 2008

Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink

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the stone drinking fountain on the Promenade

This drinking fountain was built about 1870, and closed in the 1950s due to vandalism.

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24 October 2008

Looking along the Promenade

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looking from the water board station at Joppa

The Scottish Water pumping station at Joppa, at the far end of the Promenade, was the last one to be built in the Edinburgh area, and it’s an impressive building with circular stone steps down to the sea.

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21 October 2008

Reflecting Bellfield Street

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house in a car sunroof

A typical Portobello terraced house reflecting in a car sunroof.

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18 October 2008

Coastal Edinburgh: Shadows falling on the sand

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shadows on the beach

Late autumn afternoon on Portobello beach, the sun behind the buildings all along the Promenade.

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16 September 2008

Backgreen by the sea

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Portobello backgreen

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5 September 2008

Coastal Edinburgh: the Promenade

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The street that faces the sea at Portobello that is called the Promenade on the city maps (Google Maps link) is reached from the end of Kings Road, turn left.

But if, at the end of Kings Road, you turn right, there is a broad, quiet, pedestrian-only pathway (bikes allowed) along which you can walk, with the sea on your left and houses and chip shops and a swimming pool (and amusement parks!) on your right, as far along as where Coillesdene Drive meets the Joppa Road. (Google maps link) It’s a great walk.

There are places for children to play:
The playpark on the Promenade

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4 September 2008

Coastal Edinburgh: Portobello beach

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The beach at Portobello is brownish, gritty sand – comfortable enough to lie out on in the sun, and excellent for building sandcastles. It is so frequently trodden – city beach – that above the high tide mark, I don’t recall ever seeing it smooth.

The sea wall is high above the beach, and there are cobbled ramps down to the sand.

something

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