Wednesday, 29 February 2012

More Spring

Unseasonably warm and Spring is gearing up.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Stone Luggage

A George Wyllie whimsy, a "Gladstone Bag" from a stone collected from the shore.  George was 90 on Hogmanay and this will be a year of celebration. Check out

Saturday, 25 February 2012


Staying in the same area.  This is the church in Bellevue Crescent which features in several posts looking down East Claremont street.  This is the rear of the building, a much plainer affair than the porticoed front.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Scotland Street

As I suspected, there isn't a number 44.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


The walk/cycle-way using the old railway tunnel on the line that would have gone to Newhaven.  This is Scotland Yard and the tunnel goes under Rodney Street coming out at Tesco. Edinburgh has many such structures from it's steam past but this is one of the best preserved.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


In Scotland Street Lane West.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Tenement, Newhaven Road

A nice curved finish to this building next to the old railway line which passed just to the left.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Not in a temple but a gymnasium, The Club, next door to my workplace.

Friday, 17 February 2012

We Are Not Amused

Queen Victoria on her high plinth at the bottom of Leith Walk. If you had to look up the walk all day, you wouldn't be amused either.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Tower

Flying the flag at South Leith Parish church.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Memento Mori

At rest in South Leith Parish burial ground since 1676.

Monday, 13 February 2012

RBS Land

Or rather the bridge to the vast complex near the airport.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Newhaven Harbour

Afternoon light and a hazy Forth.

Saturday, 11 February 2012


The Balmoral again.  This time from the rear of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Friday, 10 February 2012

National Gallery

The West Portico with some midday sun.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Allan Ramsay

The statue is just inside the Gardens on Princes Street at the junction with the Mound..

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Shrine ?

At the Royal Scottish Academy.  See label in picture.

Monday, 6 February 2012


The penultimate round of the 21 Gun Salute from the Castle at 12 Noon for the Queen's 60th Anniversary.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Water of Leith

Ducks down by the boat steps on Coburg Street.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Scottish Government Offices

The offices by Rennie's Isle in the docks.

Friday, 3 February 2012

A Room in Leith

Met old friends for a meal here. Can highly recommend the venison.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Tony Reappears

Our local "Tony", No 5 of the 6 located at Bonnington in the Water of Leith, has emerged from the depths. He disappeared in August during a period of seriously wet and stormy weather and has been face down in the mud since then. It would appear that his base plate has been bent and some other work might need doing so he won't be occupying his usual spot for a while yet.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Portobello Morning

Bright but very cold, taken with the phone.