Sunday, 30 September 2012


Or, going in this direction, exit from the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012


Waverley Station, the old Post Office building and the Balmoral from Market Street

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

South Edinburgh

Looking south from Corstorphine Hill.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Water of Leith

The rain has been heavy but not so bad as had been expected.  The WOL has risen enough to cover the banks and "islands" in the industrial sector of Leith but is far from being in spate.

Monday, 24 September 2012


Dreich view for a dreich day.  A bit worse than dreich and deteriorating. Met Office has severe weather warnings out for today and tomorrow.  Looking towards Arthur's Seat from Libberton Cemetery.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Lambs House, Leith

Another "Doors Open" visit.  This is in the final stages of a supberb restoration.  It was part of the National Trust for Scotland but not one of their open buildings. It was in a poor state of repair but has been taken over and restored by the architects Groves Raines. It will be both office and home.  The interiors are brilliant (but photography not permitted).

Saturday, 22 September 2012

David Octavius Hill

Appropriate for a photo blog.  D O Hill and his partner, Robert Adamson were early pioneers in photography. This weekend is "Doors Open Day" in Edinburgh and this is the Dean Cemetery.  The bust was sculpted by his wife Amelia Paton who is buried alongside him. The mason seems to have made a mistake with the spelling of his middle name.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Spent the afternoon at the Zoo. Taking it easy in the sunshine.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Castle in Evening Light

From the roof car park of supermarket in Stockbridge. Pity about the cranes.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Dormer Windows

Maximising space in the terraces in Newhaven Road.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012


Yachts moored in the river at Crammond.

Friday, 14 September 2012


Water of Leith.  Swans always look so strange when bottom feeding.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Kirkgate Shopping Centre in Leith. Tether post is part of the bank security set up.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Victoria Park

Today started a lot cooler with heavy condensation on the car windows. Despite the afternoon sunshine the park is quiet and no takers for the benches.   Too cold. Autumn is here.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Local Buses

The 11 and the 7 heading out down Newhaven Road.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Tram Tracks

On Princes Street but no trams of course.  You can see in the background that Waterloo Place is still under construction.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Charlotte Square

Financial companies often employ the Corp of Commissionaires as doormen. They are all ex servicemen.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Queen Street

Reduced to one lane in each direction and no cars travelling east, these works have required major changes  with heavy traffic directed along Heriot Row. Edinburgh is just one big confusing building site.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Meuse houses are a particular feature of central Edinburgh and this old one in Nelson Place is always well turned out.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sherlock Holmes - the Return

Not from the Reichenbach Falls but from the Council Pound. He has been away for 3 years, removed as he was in the way of the new Tram Line. This part has now been scrapped so he gets to come back to his original site in Picardy Place, site of an earlier council fiasco, the demolition of Conan Doyle's house to make way for a roundabout. Great decision!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Post Box

The Post Office came up with the wheeze of painting a box "Gold" in the home towns where an Olympic athlete had struck gold in the games.  This one for Chris Hoy in Hanover Street

Sunday, 2 September 2012


One of their designer windows at the exit on the Royal Mile.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


This is on a the boarding of a "development" site in New Street where they demolished the old building used as a car park. The boarding must stretch for 200 metres and last Saturday there were hoards of spray artists all tackling it once.  No idea who organised it but there is now an entire street of this.