Looking At Edinburgh

13 November 2008

The anchor on the Shore

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The anchor at the end of the Water of Leith Walkway

This anchor marks the beginning of the Water of Leith Walkway on the Shore.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Grounded anchor.

22 September 2008

Pigeons Take Flight

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pigeons taking off from the Water of Leith walkway looking down to Sandport Bridge

Pigeons taking off from the Water of Leith walkway looking down to Sandport Bridge.

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18 September 2008

Entrance to the Dene

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A old and very kempt part of the Water of Leith Walkway, leading from Stockbridge to the Dean Village.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Entrance to the Dene.

25 August 2008

St Bernard’s Well

St Bernard's Well

St Bernard’s Well is named for St Bernard of Clairvaux, founder of the Cistercian order, who is supposed to have discovered it in the 12th century while taken ill when living in a nearby cave. (It’s only fair to say that most biographers do not record this stay in a Scottish cave.) Bernard was attracted to the spring by birds, but after some days of drinking the water (which is said to taste like “the washings of foul gunbarrels”, at least once gunbarrels had been invented) the saint was restored to health.

In 1788 Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone (1721-1793) was so impressed by the well’s effects that he commissioned the circular temple over the wellhouse.
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4 June 2008

Under the old railway bridge

Filed under: parks, people, photos, river, trees — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 10:31 am

I took this photo under the old railway bridge on the Water of Leith walkway, looking towards the river. It’s available on Redbubble: Solitary walker.

20 May 2008

Water of Leith Paths: blossom

Filed under: parks, photos, trees — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 6:00 pm

I love the Water of Leith Walkway at any time of year, but at this time of year it is just ridiculously lovely, with the leaves still fresh and new and the blossom all over everything. The classic comparator is “like snow”, but it’s actually more like dandruff, really, if dandruff were astonishingly pretty.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: The Water of Leith Walkway: blossom.

29 April 2008

Water under the bridge

Filed under: bridges, photos, reflections, trees — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:04 am

An old railway bridge in Edinburgh. The footpath under the bridge has been flooded due to heavy rain. The logs are intended to allow people to carefully traverse the flood dryshod. The photograph was taken at the beginning of July 2007.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: Water under the bridge.

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