Looking At Edinburgh

25 November 2008

The Water of Leith: the weir

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the weir on the Water of Leith

Water of Leith Conservation Trust:

Sunday 14th December. Clean-up. Balerno. 10am – 12.30pm. Meet at Currie Rugby Club car park in Balerno. Take the 1st left after Balerno High School off Bridge road onto Bavelaw Road. Take the next left off Bavelaw Road. As before, we provide all the equipment just wear sensible warm outdoor clothes that you don’t mind getting mucky, walking boots / wellies and bring waterproofs just in case.

I would love to do this but have no means of getting out to Balerno and back except by public transport.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Weir on the Water of Leith .

24 November 2008

The Water of Leith: River Grass

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Water of Leith Conservation Trust:

Sunday 14th December. Clean-up. Balerno. 10am – 12.30pm. Meet at Currie Rugby Club car park in Balerno. Take the 1st left after Balerno High School off Bridge road onto Bavelaw Road. Take the next left off Bavelaw Road. As before, we provide all the equipment just wear sensible warm outdoor clothes that you don’t mind getting mucky, walking boots / wellies and bring waterproofs just in case.

I would love to do this but have no means of getting out to Balerno and back except by public transport.

This photo is available on Redbubble: River Grass.

17 November 2008

Looking upriver

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Water of Leith in winter

This photo is available on Redbubble: Water of Leith: winter.

5 October 2008

Dirty Leith: Autumn on the water

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leaves floating on the water by a boat berthed in Leith

This photo is available on Redbubble: Dirty Leith: Autumn on the water.

6 September 2008

Forever Flying Upriver

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black duck on the Water of Leith

A metal statue of a bird taking off on the Water of Leith, between Stockbridge and the Dean Village.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Black Duck.

17 August 2008

Sunday Swan Blogging

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On 14th July I saw that the mute swans who nest each year on the Water of Leith had hatched seven cygnets. (Seven Swans Swimming)

Almost exactly a month later I saw the whole family again: still seven cygnets and two adult swans:
Nine swans on the river
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14 July 2008

Seven swans swimming

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seven cygnets, two swans

There’s a pair of mute swans on the Water of Leith that have been hatching a bevy there for years: this year there are seven cygnets swimming with their parents. (You can see the photos I took last year here.)

This photo is available on Redbubble: Swans on the river.

7 July 2008

Furniture in the street: Monday

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

chair in the river

I don’t really know what to say about this sequence of posts. I just keep noticing furniture in the street, that’s all. I could try to say something clever and political about our consumerist society and the politics of waste, or something clever and artistic about how soft furnishings contrast with concrete and stone. But mostly, I just want to share with you these pictures of chairs and sofas, left in the street. Or, in this particular instance, the river.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Furniture in the street: the chair in the river.

26 June 2008

Ripples on the river

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Water of Leith with ripples

This photo is available on Redbubble: Ripples on the river.

23 June 2008

Still after rain

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Water of Leith after rain.

The Water of Leith below the Great Junction Street bridge, still after rain, aside from four ducks. This photo is available on Redbubble: Water of Leith.

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