Saturday, 31 December 2011

St Mary's Cathedral

Looking along Melville Street in the West End.

Friday, 30 December 2011


This is the Stockbridge "Tony", the Antony Gormley casts in the Water of Leith.  Our local Tony still lies submerged, must be 7 or 8 months now. Didn't want to finish the year without a last appearance.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Police Horses

Suitable dress for our current weather.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Mocha Tree

Weather appalling, wet and windy.  A day for indoors.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

National Portrait Gallery

The refurbished Gallery is now open again having been closed for a year.  They seem to have made a pretty good job of it.  There was no access to the library before, one of the many changes.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Big Wheel

The Gardens by the Scott Monument.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Tree

The Fairy went on struike so the bears volunteered their services.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Princes Street Gardens

All the fun of the Christmas Fair plus some rain and strong winds. The German Market closes tonight and they are in sale mode.  Fill the bag with stollen for a fiver.

Friday, 23 December 2011


The old lampost outside work, again. 

Thursday, 22 December 2011


Of the traffic variety. Pretty poor picture from phone but pretty poor for the passengers.  This is Shandwick pLace and this jam consists mostly of buses and goes at least all the way to Haymarket.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Mound

Looking up the Mound at dusk.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Harvey Nicks

The window opposite the Louis Vuitton elephant (up at the Bus Station again). Window dressers are a breed apart.

Sunday, 18 December 2011


Louis Voutton display St Andrews Square.  The luggage seems a tad heavy.

Friday, 16 December 2011

St Andrews & St Georges West

Here for a Carol Concert this evening. The church is hosting the Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival and has 60 Christmas trees in situ.  They have been donated and decorated by a wide variety of organisations, a Scout group, a locksmith,a resturant,an undertaker etc etc.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Winter Coat

A thick winter coat for this little grey squirrel out for a forage in Newhaven Road gardens this morning.

Saturday, 10 December 2011


A bit of snow on Leith Links.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Gingerbread House

Not any old gingerbread house but one based on a building in Leith.  This is the work of La Cerise and is the annual Christmas charity fundraiser. You have to name the building.  I don't think you get to eat the house if you win though. This is a link to the wonderful world of patisserie.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Train

The only thing moving on Princes Street although most of the Tram work seems to be done.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Afternoon sun on the "Balmoral".

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sunset Castle

A rather threatening sky as the sun sinks behind the Castle. Snow I think.

Monday, 5 December 2011

German Market

The market sets up every year from the start of December to just before Christmas beside the galleries at the foot of the Mound.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

It's Official

Winter has arrived.  After the mildest November on record we have a freeze.  Sleet followed by sub-zero temperatures leading to rock hard deposits on windscreens and the streets covered in a thin slippy film of ice.  Back to normal.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Tree

The Fairy was on strike so the bears volunteered their services.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Northumberland Stret

Margiotta, the quality corner shop chain. At the junction with Howe Stret.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Some of the new flats at the Harbour.

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Midday light at the harbour.  Carrie B, the last commercial fishing boat in Newhaven.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Car Park

The multi-storey at Ocean Terminal.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Edinburgh Castle

Taken from the bottom of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Central Library

The Library on George IV Bridge from the Cowgate. The Edinburgh Room is excellent.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sweet Shop

Mountains of tooth rotting carbohydrate, great.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011


The Balmoral (it should have been left as the North British) Hotel from Jeffrey Street.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

Occupy Edinburgh

This pleasant little campsite loks a lot more comfortable than St Pauls or Wall Street.  Camped in St Andrew's Square they are not really inconveniencing anyone.  Very Edinburgh.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

West Bow

Long morning shadows on the West Bow looking up Victoria Street.

Saturday, 5 November 2011