Thursday, 31 March 2011

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Edinburgh, long known as "Auld Reekie" for it's smoking chimmneys, is a smokeless zone.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Botanics View

Looking towards Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat from the southern edge of the Botanics rock garden.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Bloomin Edinburgh

Flowering cherry on Ferry Road.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Edinburgh Castle

The Castle from the appropiately named Castle Street.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Union Canal

The Union Canal at Shandon.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Edinburgh Photographic Society

The clubs premises in Great King Street.

Thursday, 24 March 2011


A fine sunny day, almost like summer so here is the local beach complete with someone working on an early tan.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Warriston Crescent

A quiet  curving row of terraced houses which back onto the Water of Leith at Canonmills.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Victoria Park

Miniature daffodils "springing up" at the Ferry Road entrance.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Bonnington Again

Pretty much the same photo as Friday but at the other end of the day.

Sunday, 20 March 2011


The Water of Leith flows past the Stockbridge Colonies.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Blue Flowers

Gone dull.  Should have taken something earlier.  At least there is some colour in the flowers.

Friday, 18 March 2011


Early morning light from the bridge over the Water of Leith at Bonnington.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Towards Arthur's Seat

On the right the spire of St Georges and to the Left Sir Henry Dundas on his column in St Andrew's Squarewith the Balmoral clock tower behind.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Honest, spring really is coming.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Calton Hill

Another fine day.  Calton Hill from Bonnington.  The old Observatory House (above the chimneys on the right) has been refurbished and is available for holiday lets. Hopefully anyone renting will get better weather.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sicilian Bakery

Or to be more precise, some products from the bakery to cheer up another grey, miserable day.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Royal Botanic Garden

Winter only lasted a day. Cold but on and off bright.  Inverleith House peeks through bare trees.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Arthur's Seat

Not that you can see much of it across the rooftops.  The forecast was spot on, return of winter. Miserable.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Last of the Light

Light fades on the city.  Tomorrow, possibly back to winter.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Prince Albert and the Castle

Prince Albert in Charlotte Square compressed by telephoto with the barracks in the castle.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Back Gate

This is the entrance to the grounds of the Gallery of Modern Art from the rear.  Access by a little bridge over the Water of Leith.  Think I prefer this entrance.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


The Gallery of Modern Art, main entrance. The following text is from the official site dating from 2009.
"A new commission by the Scottish Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed has been installed on the front of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The striking blue neon text entitled, Work No. 975 EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, is positioned along the length of the frieze on the front of the Gallery."

Monday, 7 March 2011

Granton Lighthouse

This is a strange beast.  The view is from the rear of the building and you would expect to find seafront in short order to the left of the picture.  Alas no.  In the sixties the City Council, in their wisdom, created more land for industrial development along the Forth by filling in the area adjacent to Granton Harbour.  This left the lighthouse stranded some distance from the sea (and created one miserable dump of an area).  Recent plans for the redevelopment sought to channel a path back to the light creating a small marina but alas it was going to be too expensive so was scrapped.  It would at any rate not have happened as the economic downturn has largely scuppered plans and development has all but halted. I will try and get a shot to illustrate its isolation.

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Another very dull day with just a little bit of sun to finish.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Airport Tower

The Control Tower at Edinburgh Airport from Corstorphine Hill.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Caroline Park House

This fine old house is a little hidden gem in Edinburgh.  Only the recent development of Granton has brought it in to view. It used to be buried in the mess that was the Granton Gas Works.  Built in 1685 you can find further information here

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Gallery of Modern Art

This is the view looking back from the entrance to the gallery.  This is "Landform" by Charles Jencks, the large building in the background is the Dean Gallery.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Ma, Pa and the weans with Rover "in with their feet".  This is a larger than life size work of "public art" next to a block of flats in the stalled redevelopment in Granton. Not sure if I would want to paddle in the Forth.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


The Pharos is one of the Northern Lights Board ships.  Responsible for the placing and maintainence of bouys around the scottish coast. Appropiately named after the original lighthouse.