Sunday, 31 July 2011

Boat Ties

Old ropes and chains for moorings in Newhaven Harbour.

Saturday, 30 July 2011


Saturday cricket on Leith Links.  Taking the run wasn't a good idea, he was run out.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Newhaven Harbour

Tying the last two posts together.  This is the view over Newhaven harbour to the old fishmarket and the tenement at the top of Whale Brae.

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Some tenements in Edinburgh are a good height.  This example at the top of Whale Brae in Newhaven is 5 floors.  Good exercise and views if you are on the top floor.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

More Al Fresco

A warm evening in Newhaven.  Dining out in more ways than one in the building which was the old fishmarket.  There is still a small market there and a new fish shop.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Al Fresco

With the sunshine and heat there is a lot of this going on. The grassmarket is awash with nosh.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Camera Obscura

Near the top of the Royal Mile by the Castle, an old technology which wrks best on this kind of day.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Last of the Sun

Two days of bright hot weather and the last of the Sun on a neighbouring building.

Saturday, 23 July 2011


The Beehive Inn in the Grassmarket with the Castle above.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Auld Jock's Pie Shop

The gustatory delights of the West Bow.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


The courtyard at Lady Stair's Close between the Lawnmarket and Bank Street.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Patrick Geddes Hall

This is part of the University of Edinburgh and is self catering accommodation for post graduate students in Mylne's Court.  (Spelling varies).

Monday, 18 July 2011


Back to the buddleia by the river. If it grows much more a machete may be required for progress.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Water of Leith

Yesterday did prove to be wet with some torrential downpours so I thought I would have a look at what is usually a little stream confined to the right hand side of the picture. It is laden with silt and hugely swollen. We are now back to "sunshine and showers".  The combination recently of sun and rain has done wonders for the buddliea.

Saturday, 16 July 2011


Or should it be cobblers. After a week of sunshine the weekend has started as it means to go on.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Scott Monument

The Scott Monument from the Mound.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Street Performance

Fine weather, plenty of tourists and the Festival approaching.  The annual influx of street performers has started. This gentleman is from Perth.  Juggling, fire eating, bed of nails and a bit of sword swallowing all in a day's work.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Salisbury Crags

Looking towards the Old Town and the crags from Holyrood Park.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Awaiting Customers

Petit Paris in the Grassmarket.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Advocate's Close

The view through Advocates Close in the High Street with the Scott Monument in the background.

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Snapped on the way back from Pitlochry, from Ferry Road. The staging on the Esplanade looks a lot more obvious than the old kit.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Darkness at Noon

Well, slight exaggeration, darkness about mid afternoon.  Granton Road and the edge of the the thunderstorm. I blame T in the Park, better than the rain dance.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Adam Smith

Adam Smith a famous son of Kirkcaldy, author of "The Wealth Of Nations" and the less well known "Theory of Moral Sentiments".  The statue is on the High Street by St Giles.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sun Specs

For sale, only on sunny days.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Deacon Brodie's

A well known pub in the Royal Mile.  The signs illustrate Brodie's duplicitous character.  A respectable member of the council by day and a burglar by night. He was eventually "fun oot" and hanged on a gallows he designed himself.  It is thought that his life inspired Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde. More information here

Monday, 4 July 2011


Every summer the Castle Esplanade is home to the Military Tattoo and temporary seating is put in place.  The ancient system of previous years is being replaced by this modern version currently under construction. It is still really close to the expensive flats of Ramsy Gardens. Two performances a night on a Saturday, one for the rest of the week starting at 9PM and goes on for 3 weeks.  Day off on Sunday. Would you want to live in the Gardens?

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Philosopher's Toe

This is David Hume's statue in the High Street. A warm, sunny Sunday with the hordes of tourists. It has become the done thing to toch his toe.  I have no idea why but check the polish.  Perhaps he will transfer a little bit of his Enlightenment philosophy if you do it often enough.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Private View

My great-neice Erica at the opening of Raymond Murray's  show "Tall Ships & Puffers", mostly puffers. This was her favourite work.

Friday, 1 July 2011


This is a part of the breakwater for Leith Docks. Just liked the combination of colour and texture.  The tin of paint was washed up by the tide.