Friday, 30 September 2011

Autumn Morning

Started misty and cool but progressed into another humid scorcher. Rain forecast for tomorrow.  Shot taken across the Stewarts Melville playing fields on Ferry Road.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Walled Garden

This little "Indian Summer" is providing temperatures well above what we got in July.  It is also rather humid.
This is the Walled Garden on Corstorphine Hill.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Dugald Stewart Monument

On Calton Hill with the old Observatory buildings behind and Autumn advancing. The wikki entry follows.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011

Tarnished Earth

This photo exhibit is outdoors on the decking of the new Botanics building in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is about the problems of extracting oil from the tar shale sands in Canada.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Old Calton Burial Ground

Although there aren't any doors to open, guided tours of this old graveyard were part of the Doors Open day in Edinburgh. This is the memorial to Scots who fought in the American Civil War. I'ts not quite what it seems but it istoo mlong a story for the blog. The only statue of Lincoln in the country.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Newhaven Station

Good news for the old station.  It is being done up and will eventually be back to how it originally looked. The interior will be fitted out as an open plan space and rented out for multiple occupancy. The building is suspended above what would have been the track..  The rear has what now amounts to a balcony, it would have been  the access to the stairs to the platform.  The last train departed in 1962.
This is what the "balcony " view would have been.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Trinity House

This is taken just 100 yds on from last Thursday's photograph in the Kirkgate in Leith.  This maritime quoriosity is well worth a visit but you will need to book.  Now in the care of Historic Scotland.

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Main Street at Great Michael Close. The old houses of the original fishing village with the characteristic outside stairs.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


The creeper at "A Haven" is further advanced in colour change. Temperatures are well down with bright spells and frequent torrential rain.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Victoria Park

Autumn is begining to appear in the park.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Greyfriars Bobby

The statue of the dog at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Forth Bridge

The wrapping is coming off.  After many years the "big" paint job on the bridge is coming to an end and all the plastic and scaffolding is being removed.  Should be complete by December. The continual painting will at last come to an end with their new long lasting technical fix. Or so they say.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011


This is a shopping centre in Leith.  I'm surprised how much a bit of sun, blue sky and a colourful passer by improves the look of what is a bleak mess.  60's "knock down the old" did for the original Kirkgate.  It is just next to South Leith Parish Church and Trinity House both wonderful old buildings.  If they had restored the Kirkgate the place would be a national treasure.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Granton Harbour

Yachts in the harbour, home to the Royal Forth Yacht Club.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Pilrig Park

Morning light in the park, colour changing to winter.

Monday, 12 September 2011


Ma and Pa swan bottom feding on weed in the Water of Leith.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Powderhall Flood Works

Tony still standing at Powderhall but much of his surroundings have changed since his original appearance.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Office Block

New office block in Ocean Terminal.  Home to, among others, Visit Scotland.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Jenners Flying the Flag

Union flags are not such a frequent sight these days.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bank of Scotland

The dome of the bank on the Mound.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Granton Harbour Development

Sunset looking in the opposite direction to yesterdays post.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Lower Granton Road

This green space used to be an embankment with a rail line to Granton Harbour.

Friday, 2 September 2011

149th Annual International Photographic Exhibition

Just drawing to a close at Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises in Great King Street. 

Thursday, 1 September 2011


Some of the fare on display at Welch's new shop in the old fishmarket at Newhaven.