Sunday, 28 February 2010

Local Wildlife

The Water of Leith near work.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Joiners Arms

Travelling back from Newcastle.  Stopped at an old haunt in Morpeth.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Stuffed Sheep

In Newcastle.  Sheltering from the weather in the Great Northern Museum.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bellvue Road

The view along Bellvue Road to the castle.  It's back there in the gloom.  Winter returns.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Docks

The old dock offices, Leith.

Monday, 22 February 2010

The Shore, Leith

This photo from the opposite end to the last one.  Bright but cold again but not as much ice as the previous shot, (January 8th).  In the past a bustling working quay.  Now the bustle is in food and drink and people.  Restraunts, bistros, bars and of course, new housing.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Memorial in Leith

The previous post reminded me of this connection.  The worst ever rail accident in Britain.
The plaque has the necessary information. 

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Newhaven Station

My comment on the last post was flawed.  The old station was in Craighall Rd, one street west and not directly behind me.  The blue painted metal marks the extent of the railway bridge.  The old station building is on an independent gantry above the line of the tracks.  For many years the building was used by a local carpentry firm but is now just a deteriorating hulk.
 The other photo is a view from the previous bridge in the direction of the station showing the walkway/cycle track.  Most of the local rail network was in such cuttings.

Friday, 19 February 2010


The view from the top of Whalbrae in Newhaven.  This used to look out over the old rooftops to the Forth. Now just congested with "developments".

Thursday, 18 February 2010


One of the many galleries in Hanover Street.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Platinum Point - Dusk

This development, seen here from above the old terraced houses on Lower Granton Rd, is part of the extensive waterfront "regeneration" along the Forth.  Essentially on the site of the old Henry Robb shipyard.  Most of this work has ground to a halt courtesy of Le Crunch.  So if you have some cash to spare there are penthouses aplenty at a discount.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Sunday, 14 February 2010


I was hoping to get this "poster boy" to pose with his giant self but he is on holiday.  Andrew runs several eateries including the Porto & Fi bistro at Newhaven.  Arent RBS nice people.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010

Steak Pie

Steak Pie for tea.  Not any old pie but a Crombies SteaK Pie.  The sausages in the casserole are another story.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Dalton's scrap yard in Leith.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Jean de la Lune

This is the view from my bank in Leith Docks.  The giant orange beast is the "Wellservicer" , does exactly what it says on the "tin".  The small yet "Tall" ship is the brigantine "Jean de la Lune".  She used to be run as a charter service.  Currently up for sale.  Check out...

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Craigmillar Castle

The castle ruins with Arthur's Seat beyond, (with four people on the top but perhaps not at web resolution).  This is south Edinburgh looking north.

Monday, 8 February 2010

More Light on the Subject

Illuminating the New Town, a lamp in the prestigious Heriot Row.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Benarty Hill

Out of town again.  In Fife for a walk inside a cloud on Benarty Hill.  Tom Bain disappearing into the mists.  Edinburgh wasn't much better.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Heavy Horse

Away from Edinburgh today.  Arriving in a dull Glasgow one of the sculptures on the motorway snapped out the window.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Shadow Lamp

Lamps like this are a feature of "New Town " houses in Edinburgh.  Surprised I wasn't arrested for photographing this one at the American Consulate in Regent Terrace.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Peacock Inn, Newhaven

The Inn dates from the 1700s and is best known for its Fish Teas, (as in High Tea).

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sundown Edinburgh

Another little flurry of snow as you can see in these photos.  The vantage point for the last 2 posts, Calton Hill, can be seen in the distance to the right of the flats. 

Monday, 1 February 2010

Calton Hill Continued

The remaing photos from Calton Hill.