Looking At Edinburgh

10 December 2008

Autumn graves at sunset

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graves in Rosebank Cemetery at sunset

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6 December 2008

Sunset in the graveyard

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Sunset at Rosebank Cemetery

Taken this afternoon just before sunset. Rosebank Cemetery, off Pilrig Street, was opened in 1846 by the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery Company. It is still in use for burials.

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14 November 2008

The Shore: water gives back light

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The Shore, looking upriver, at evening

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8 October 2008

From the Mound at sunset

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on Bank Street, looking down into the New Town

The New Town rising at the foot of the Mound: the wet road reflects back the sunset light.

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4 October 2008

Walking into the light

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People walking down the Mound into the sunset

“Where Princes Street Gardens are now, the Nor’ Loch was ‘a receptacle of many sewers, and seemingly of the worried cats, drowned dogs, and blackguardism of the city’. Initially stones and planks were laid across its swampland by a tailor with a shop in the Old Town and clients in the New. This gave rise to the name Geordie Boyd’s Mud Brig. In time the ‘Brig’ was filled in by rubble from the excavation works – some two million cartloads tipped out by contractors and private citizens – finally forming a great earthen mound, known now simply as The Mound.” – Stories in Stone

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4 July 2008

South Fort Street: dusk

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Blakes on South Fort Street

I took this photo on South Fort Street, looking north to Ferry Road, about quarter of an hour before sunset. It’s available on Redbubble: South Fort Street.

13 June 2008

Cobbles and grass

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cobbles and grass at sunset

All over Edinburgh, the same grey cobbles. Between the cobbles, tiny valleys of dirt. Where people often walk, or cars run, nothing grows. In any area sheltered from traffic, you can see these tiny gardens forming: grass and moss and even flowers. Green is tough. This photo was taken at sunset.

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