Monday, 30 April 2012


Another guest slot from Desmond Ryan, spotted in Grange Loan.  Should really have posted on St David's day.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ferry Road

Early morning shadows and looks like the gutter cleaning cart has been out.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Tourist Buses

The fate of most bus tours that visit Edinburgh is to end up here.  The car park of Leith Mills in an industrial area of Leith. The shop is at least better than the hideous dives on the Royal Mile.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Ocean Terminal

Rather the entrance to the site.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Hot Dog

Thought this had an element of "The Restuarant at the End of the Universe".

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Local Heraldry

The local bowling green flying their colours, Lord Lyon approved.  Will have to come back in a stronger wind.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Links

Light fading on Leith Links this evening.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Collins Gallery

A guest appearance of Glasgow.  Sadly the Collins Gallery, part of the University of Strathclyde, closed an exhibition for the last time.  The last day of "George Willey, A Life Less Ordinary" brought out a good crowd to see the exhibition and to say farewell to the Gallery and Laura Hamilton who has made such a good job of running the gallery for all these years.

Friday, 20 April 2012


The chilled cabinet in Franchino's Sicilian Pastry Shop in Albert Street. Can't beat it.

Thursday, 19 April 2012


Outside the Post Office in Ferry Road.  Dogs seem to divide into 2 categories when waiting, "just chillin" and totally neurotic.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Pilrig Park

Looking through the gap to the Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Morningside from the Braids.

Monday, 16 April 2012


Another chimney of sorts.  Still bright but cold.

Sunday, 15 April 2012


The allotments are off Midmar Drive next to Blackford Hill. A rather posh area.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Educational Materials

Well this is what they do with educational materials (according to the label) in the Botanics.

Friday, 13 April 2012


This is part of an old "table" style grave near the Church in Libberton kirkyard.  A well to do farmer.  Interesting that the team pulling the plow is mixed being led by two horses and then four oxen.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Newhaven Roofs

The spires belong to the primary school.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Waverley Market

The entrance to Waverley Market.  Once a genuine old market instead of a pile of branded junk shops.  Property of the Common Good Fund, ie the citizens of Edinburgh. Finally sold down the river by the cretinous legions of Edinburgh City Council and the pathetic members of the Parliment committee.
See this blog.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Newhaven Harbour

Yet again but I don't get tired of it.  The central old boat is the restored "Robina Inglis".

Monday, 9 April 2012

Liberton Tower

Would you like to stay in a 15th century fortified tower house?

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Trinity Road

Saw this parked in Trinity Road.  Haven't a clue. Made me think of George Wyllie, always the ?

Friday, 6 April 2012

Leith Links

A holiday weekend in Scotland and the inevitable weather.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

More Fishing

The same bird I think.  This time from the bridge over the Water of Leith at Anderson Place.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Royal Observatory

The Observatory sits on Blackford Hill and is seen here from the Braid Hills to the south. In the distance the Castle and City and further still Fife, across the Forth.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Winter Returns

After a record breaking March in terms of sunshine and temperatures April as arrived and today brought high winds, driving rain, sleet, snow and finally this hail. The car park was as far as I was prepared to go for a photo.

Monday, 2 April 2012


I frequently pass this door in Newhaven, I just like it, quirky, cheerful.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Edinburgh's Water

Glencourse and Loganlea reservoirs in the Pentland Hills, from Castlelaw.