Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Grow Your Own

Allotments sandwiched between St Marks Park and the Warriston Crematorium.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Olympic Display

The local physiotherapy and sports injury clinic at it again.  Better not mention details else the IOC police arrive and incarcerate everyone.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bonnington Bridge

The flood works have featured several times.  This is the view back to the bridge which is where the other shots were taken.  Wall nearly complete.

Friday, 27 July 2012


Nowadays the term "benchmark" will usually be in some business comparison for people or products with the benchmark being some standard to measure against.  It was originally a term from surveying and the most common benchmarks you see are like this one, an Ordnance Survey cut mark, usually in stone.  This one is cut into Libberton Church.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_(surveying)
I suppose we will be inundated by sporting benchmarks in the next few weeks.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

R. I. P.

Greyfriars Kirkyard, a different sort of noticeboard.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill.  A big stone rocket.  Actual heat and sunshine in Edinburgh, summer even.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Sheridan

Not a large hotel but a local B & B in Bonnington Terrace, part of Newhaven Road.  Always a nice garden.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Chancelot Mill

In Leith docks the local flour mill.

Sunday, 22 July 2012


The start of the Festival season.  Jazz festival commences and the Cavalcade in Princes Street and the Gardens took place.  Chinese Lions and Dragons courtesy of the local Chinese community with assistance from their Glaswegian counterparts.

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Literal or warning about the Banks?

Friday, 20 July 2012


Sunshine on the "work garden".  Naturally seeded poppies brightening up industrial landscape.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Candlemaker Row and Greyfriars

A genuine summer morning but dulled down this afternoon. One side of Candlemaker Row backs onto Greyfriars Kirkyard so the buildings come with built-in tombstones.  The plain headstone in the foreground marks the resting place of John Gray, master of Greyfriar's Bobby. You could rent a flat in one of the houses. http://www.embracescotland.co.uk/property_details.asp?property_id=527

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Water of Leith

Back to summer.  Fairly heavy rain for most of the day. If Tony had been put back in place he would probably have been submerged by now.  (If he had been put back in place he would certainly have "collapsed" again).

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Porty Columns

Near Portobello beach a little "arrangement" including columns from a demolished building.

Monday, 16 July 2012

MSP Offices

Some of the offices for MSPs in the "squashed in" Parliament building.  Some sunshine and heat for a change.

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Only little sprinklings of rain with some sunshine and a bit blowy.  Swanston is a little enclave just south of the City Bypass by the Ski Slope.  Connections with Robert Louis Stevenson.  http://www.swanston.co.uk/village/index.php

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Holy Corner

So called due to the number of proximate church buildings.  Took this as we emerged from a "Birthday Do" just because the sun was shining.  The building is the Eric Liddle Centre  http://www.ericliddell.org/

Friday, 13 July 2012


On the Mound on the steps leading Makar's Court and the Writers Museum.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Stockbridge Colonies

The flood works on the Water of Leith.  The section in the distance sans a bit of concrete wall is where the flooding occurred.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Not raining but slow draining in Inverleith Park.  At least someone enjoys it.

Monday, 9 July 2012


An indoor event to avoid the rain, (although it hasn't been too bad today).  A guest photo from Desmond Ryan again.  Local boy made good, Sir Tom Farmer, doing the honours in his capacity as Chancellor.

Sunday, 8 July 2012


The cricket ground at Arboretum Ave.  The Water of Leith bursting it's banks yesterday left the ground somewhat unplayable.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Sunshine ?

Glimpses of it anyway between the downpours.  Looking east from Corstorphine Hill towards the City and Calton Hill with E Lothian in some sun. Bits of Stockbridge, the Colonies, flooded today.  The Met Office blames the Jet Stream but I think the Bankers are behind it.

Friday, 6 July 2012

More of the Same

Nothing else to photograph.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Summer Morning

Looking out the bedroom window on another fine summer day.  Not actually raining.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

More Rain

Even heavier with a little thunder.  The car park at work.  A Scottish summer.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Heavy rain and a broken downpipe. The drain below can't cope. June was the wettest on record and an entire wet week forecast.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Pentlands View.

Looking towards the Pentland Hills from the Queens Drive on the south side of Arthur's seat.  Prestonfield Golf Course in the foreground.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Inchcolm Island

In the Firth of Forth and home to the old abbey.