Thursday, 30 June 2011


The sun sets over the Western Harbour.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Flood Works

The Water of Leith at the bridge on Newhaven Road.  They are considerably narrowing the stream and building up the bank.  It seldom floods but has caused a fair bit of damage in the past.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Head Office

The Bank of Scotland on the Mound.

Monday, 27 June 2011


This fellow was wandering around in an urban environment and I was a bit concerned that the gulls would get it.  Then when you look at the feet, it is a gull,  I think. They are just a menace in the city. You can see where the dinosaurs went.

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Marching down the Royal Mile and passing the Tollbooth, headed for Holyrood Pasrk.  Last of the events for Armed Services Weekend.  The bands here are obviously not military.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Newhaven Dusk

The last of the light this evening.

Friday, 24 June 2011

New Town Door

A classic combination of door and lamp in the West End.

Thursday, 23 June 2011


We haven't featured Tony for a while.  here he is as evening falls.  Looks like he is sitting in a nest having gathered some debris.  At this point the walkway is an elevated construction.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

10th Dan

George Kerr runs the "Club" next door to work.  A gymnasium and judo centre.  He is the president of the British Judo Association and about to get his CBE at a Holyrood investiture.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


More like midnight.  The docks development celebrating the longest day (and certainly the wettest for some time).

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Forth

Looking across the Forth from Newhaven to the islands and Fife.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Customs House

The old Leith customs house beside the Water of Leith as it enters the docks.  Used for storage by the National Galleries.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011

Work Garden

Like the economy the "work garden" isn't doing so well this year, blooming but not in profusion.

Thursday, 16 June 2011


The large and impressive houses of the New Town have basements, but not entirely subterranean, below street level but open.  This would have been the kitchens and household business sections of the house. Today they are likely to be separate dwelings or offices.  This modest frontage is the home of the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Gallery Lamp

Another lamp, this one outside the Scottish National Gallery.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Open Day

After the wash out at the weekend here is somewhere you can be sure to be dry and warm. Last year there was a free purvey as well. Highly recommended.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Nowhere to go?

Looks like it hasn't moved in a long while.  Nice little flowers though.

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Out for a walk in Edinburgh's lung, the Pentlands, too misty to photograph Edinburgh.  Here are the locals instead.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Leith Gala

Easily the wettest day for the Gala I can remember. Some spectators brave the rain, but not seated. Some performers carry on regardless, some drier than others, "Exit the Dragon - Wet" and a "knitted tree".

Friday, 10 June 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Newhaven Harbour

The harbour from the breakwater.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Carved in Stone

Joseph Lister's old residence in Charlotte Square.  For anyone who doesn't know who he is this is the Wikipedia entry,_1st_Baron_Lister

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Petit Paris

A little touch of Paris appeared today at the auto shop next door.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Boswall Road

Boswall House in Trinity has a unique iron railing which was once a decorative balustrade on the liner Aquatania.

Sunday, 5 June 2011


Back to the Western Harbour in Leith as the sun goes down on Platinum point.

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Sticking with the new builds, this is by Granton Harbour on the old industrial site that was reclaimed from the Forth in the sixties. This was the development that left the old lighthouse stranded from the water. You can see the lighthouse just to the right of the flats.

Friday, 3 June 2011

In yesterday's post the long harbour wall of the old Leith Docks is the dark line at the bottom of the buildings.  Evey so often one of these iron plates is embedded in the structure measuring from Newhaven Harbour.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Platinum Point

The Western Harbour development seen from the seafront at Trinity.