Saturday, 30 April 2011

Edinburgh Castle

The Castle from Princes Street Gardens.

Friday, 29 April 2011


Fettes in the sunshine.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Ramsay Gardens

Houses with a Patrick Geddes connection.  You can find out more here courtesy of Wikipedia.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Last Blossom

Last of the Cherry Blossom shots I think.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Princes Street Gardens

In the Gardens looking west towards the tower of St John's at the end of Princes Street.

Monday, 25 April 2011

At theRaces

The Easter meet at Musselburgh Racetrack.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Granton Harbour

Without the haar. Some sunshine but still cold here no heatwave like our friends down south.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

French Connection

Mary of Guise (French: Marie de Guise) (22 November 1515 – 11 June 1560) was the Lorraine-born queen consort of Scotland as the second spouse of King James V. She was the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, and served as regent of Scotland in her daughter's name from 1554 to 1560. She was a member of the powerful House of Guise, which played a prominent role in 16th century French politics. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)
The coat of arms are in South Leith Parish Church.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Granton Harbour

That should probably be "Haarbour". Taken this afternoon about a half hour apart as the suns influence,(little enough today), wanes.  Temperatures were in single figures this morning.

Thursday, 21 April 2011


The haar is still with us.  This is Victoria Park. A cold wintry look and it is cold.  If you go into the centre of Edinburgh it is warmer and sunnier as you get away from the coastal effect.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bonnington Tony Returns

I was going to post an Edinburgh haar shot as it started grey and miserable but I spotted the large crane. (The sun has come through but weakly and temps are around 13C cf Glasgow 19C). It seems that Tony will be ritually hung once a year.  He has spent the entire winter face down under the water but resurfaced thanks to a crew of  7 and the crane. (I guess 2 frogpersons placing and fixing the bolts, 2 from the engineering company responsible for fixing the structure, 2 with the crane and an interested party from the National Gallery). I was told that Tony weighs 700 Kg, a bit more than the average man.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


Well, maybe not that much fun as it is only being constructed. Outside Ocean Terminal in Leith Docks.

Monday, 18 April 2011


Sticking to the cherry blossom, the Castle from Princes Street.  The large building is the hospital and the one to the left is a very recent construction, an eatery for the tourists.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Late Flowering Cherry

The street leading to Warriston Crematorium off Ferry Road.  The later ones seem to have more intensive colour.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Scott Monument

The view from Market Street before the foliage swallows it up.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Records Office

Last of the sun on the Records Office in Waterloo Place.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Portobello Baths

The Victorian section of Portobello.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Doesn't rate a Blue Plaque then?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

City Cat

Doesn't look too happy about being photographed.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Scott Monument

Scott Monument and crane.  It is often difficult to get a clear skyline in Edinburgh.  From the Nort Bridge.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Portobello Beach

Suddenly it's summer.  Temperatures soared today and the world was out on Portobello Prom and beach, including these "book ends".

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Colonies

A row in the Stockbridge Colonies.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Assembly Halls

The Church of Scotland buildings on the mound where the General Assembly is held.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Scotsman

The old Scotsman building on North Bridge.  The newspaper has long moved to new premises near the parliament.  The Scotsman is now a hotel.  They are working on the Scotsman Steps, hence the hoarding.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

St George's in George Street, part of St Andrew's and St George's, and about to get a new minister. Without correcting the verticals it looks like it could take off.  Light the blue touch paper and retire....

Monday, 4 April 2011

Colonies Washing

A good drying day in the Stockbridge Colonies

Sunday, 3 April 2011


A section of Inverleith pond has been turned into a mini "wetland". This is one of the inhabitants. Lack of ornithological nouse leaves me with just the generic.

Saturday, 2 April 2011


The beech hedge and floral border in the Botanics.  Full of potential.

Friday, 1 April 2011

National Gallery

The last of the sun on the Mound.