Saturday, 30 June 2012


The final stages of the judging of the 150th Edinburgh International Photographic Competition. The exhibition runs throughout the Festival.

Friday, 29 June 2012


Secured outside the offices of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Castle Barracks

From the loo at the west end of the Gardens.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Scottish Parliament

From Calton Hill.  Packed into it's tight site the old and the new. The Burns memorial in the foreground.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Book Launch

This is a photo of the book, not the launch.  I doubt if any of those pictured would have turned up.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Royal Highland Show

This is a picture of "grass". Or what grass looks like after 2 days heavy rain and a lot of tramping for the next 2 days. This is a lot better than the "car parks" aka adjoining fields where if you got stuck in the mud you had to pay £8.00 for a tow to get you out after having paid £8.00 to park in the first place. If you tried to get here on Sunday afternoon, coming from Edinburgh, the tailback from the Gogar roundabout meant the last 2 miles took about 1.5 hours, (you could walk it in 30 minutes). This is the same road that serves the Airport. The chaos was awesome. A regular occurrence at the RHS which "they" seem unable or unwilling to resolve. And even once you arrived after enduring this cobblers you would have to have forked out the entire cost for the day of £20 for the last couple of hours.  A triumph of organisation and marketing!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Royal Highland Show

Junior Handler competition. Rosettes for everyone.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Royal Highland Show

A little drink required.  Part of the Pollock Park "team" at the show.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Maybury Casino

The weather continues to be foul, thunder and lightening with downpours.  Passing in the dark and the phone again.  It is actually a rather nice Art Deco style building.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Midsummer in Edinburgh

A view which I have used many times looking over to the new developments in Leith Harbour.  Gone is the Sun.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Broughton Primary School

Evening light, passing in car and the phone again.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Jackson's Close

Looking into Cockburn Street from the close.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Duke of Buccleuch

The Duke offers a fine vantage point for a seagull as the sun returns: after the weekend.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

More Rain

The deluge continues.  Flood works at Bonnington.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Golden Road.

The title sounds positive but belies the day.  Wet, windy and cold. Taken with mobile on return to Edinburgh.

Friday, 15 June 2012

National Monument

The National Monument aka National Disgrace, Calton Hill.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Tram Works

Taken from a bus and looking along towards Shandwick Place from West Maitland Street. How could you possibly need to do this twice?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Knox and the Bins

John Knox's House on the Royal Mile. Is this mess of bins really necessary. Couldn't they be lifted at night?

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Known to many as the Disney Palace but it disnae fool anyone.  Built in 1990 on the Royal Mile.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012


James Graham, Marquis of Montrose. The tomb in St Giles High Kirk in the Royal Mile. His arch enemy, Archuibald Campbell, 1st Marquis of Argyll, lies on the opposite side of the kirk. Both eventually executed in times of turmoil and political complexity.  See the Wiki entry,_1st_Marquess_of_Montrose

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Under Construction

You can't escape this symbol of corporate greed.  This monstrosity, far removed from the main event, does nothing but spoil the tourist's view of Ramsay Gardens.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012


Gable wall of A Haven on Ferry Road.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

An Officer and a Gentleman

The Old Burial Ground, Coburg Street.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubilee Window

Restrained Jubilee show in a local wool shop.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Leith Links

Luca's little bedford van dispensing ice creams at the PLU (Parents Like Us) event on the Links.     

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Bon Papillion

Had lunch at Bon Papillion (very good) in company of HM and the corgis.

Friday, 1 June 2012