Monday, 28 February 2011

Surgeons Hall

Surgeons Hall has a Pathology Museum where you can view William Burke's death mask.  It has many fine rooms and is now a popular venue for weddings.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Water of Leith

This is a view of the Water of Leith as it passes through Dean Village.  We are looking towards the Dean Bridge which spans the little gorge created by the river.  The trees now obscure the bridge.  The Church was originally built as an early electricity sub station, a disguise so as not to spoil the area.  No longer needed for electric purposes it has been fitted out as a church.  Isn't life strange.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Leith Links.

Sticking with the flowers, crocuses or do you get croci?

Friday, 25 February 2011


These are a miniature variety but the first daffs I have seen this year.  Nature is trying to sucker us into believeing that spring has arrived but I suspect she is not entirely truthful.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

King's Theatre

No new extensions for this old lady but a little sunshine cheers up the sandstone.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Traverse

Cheek by jowl with the Usher Hall is the Traverse Theatre also now in a smart new suit.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Usher Hall

A grey day in Edinburgh.  The Usher Hall with its new glass extension.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The main hall in Jenners Department Store.  Jenners has been an Edinburgh landmark since 1895 but in recent years it's been more like a mall with different companies operating different sections but the building remains its old self.

Friday, 18 February 2011


Can spring be far behind?  Probably.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Winter Harbour

A cold and misty day.  This is Newhaven Harbour.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Victoria Park

After a very grey and wet day once again a little light to finish.  This is one of the new lamposts along the main path through the park.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Corstorphine Golf Club

Looking back to the city over Corstorphine Golf Club.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Leith Police

The signage on Leith Police Station.  Thankfully I have no reason to be dismissed or otherwise.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bus Station

The Bus Station at St Andrews Square.  A rather more comfortable place to wait in enclosed warmth compared with the old wind tunnel.

Saturday, 12 February 2011


Blue sky, Chimneys and the moon.

Friday, 11 February 2011


Just liked the sun on these garage doors.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Leith Docks

Return of some sunshine and the Well Enhancer rig support vessel.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Louis Vuitton

The little walkway between St Andrews Square and the bus station has a lot of expensive shops who go in for  carefully arranged window displays.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Princes Street

Complete with the shiny new tram rails but no trams.

Monday, 7 February 2011

More of the Same

The deluge continues unabated merely turning from rain to sleet to snow and back again.  This is where the ducks were yesterday but all the "dry" ground has gone.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


It has of late been just the weather for ducks so on this dull wet day again here are some ducks on the Water of Leith.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Hanover Street

Leaving the exhibition last night, looking over Princes St in the continuing rain.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Private View

The opening night for the exhibitions in the RSA, (see 29th Jan). In this bloggers humble opinion the shows were much better than in recent years.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


The door at work faces south and has one of those little wide angle security lenses.  Being rather dull inside, due to the absence of proper windows, we sometimes get a little diffracted beam hitting something, in this case a studio flash reflector.  I just liked the effect.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Great Junction Street

More particularly this is the octagonal domed clock tower of the old Leith Provident Co-operative Society built in 1911. This was their flagship store and it was indeed a department store occupying the ground floor for a considerable distance along the street.  Above the store were flats.  The flats in the tower section being large and spacious.  The top flat was owned by the actor Russell Hunter.