Friday, 26 July 2013

High Tide, Newhaven

Evening light on the harbour tonight.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Laurieston Castle

Looking towards the east side (in the light) and rear of the building.
It has very pleasant grounds.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

More Like Autumn

The view from the kitchen window this morning. The mist has now burnt off and the heat is heading for more thunderstorms.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Regent Morton

Or rather, the burial site of James Douglas, Earl of Morton. (James, Earl Morton and hence the belief reference the initials). In Greyfriars Kirkyard.  He is certainly buried here somewhere but without the usual grand grave marker as he was executed.  The fourth of the regents to the young James VI.,_4th_Earl_of_Morton

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Pond Life

Out for a paddle in the heat.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013


Croquet lawn at Lauriston Castle.  Complicated game.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Black Watch Memorial

At the junction of Market Street and North Bank Street.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Old Parliament House

Or at least part of it.  The entrance is in Parliament Square next to St Giles in the High Street. This is a view from George IV Bridge looking east along the Cowgate. See the diagram in the link.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Scott Monument

From the Bank of Scotland head office on the Mound.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Dundas House

On the east side of St Andrew Square, long time the headquarters of RBS till they built their little city near the airport.  Still the bank's registered address.,_Edinburgh

Saturday, 13 July 2013

The Conan Doyle

On York Place almost opposite the site of Doyle's house where the Holmes statue now stands.

Thursday, 11 July 2013


But warm, sun not yet broken through when this was taken about midday. The cafe attached to the National Gallery extension on the Mound. In the foreground, their herb garden.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013


The cold air from the North sea had a much greater impact today and the sun didn't appear till after lunch.  Even then it was cool. The shot was taken in Princes Street Gardens.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Old Docks

This is the section behind the old bonded warehouses on Commercial Street in Leith. The old dock has been filled in and the offices for the Scottish Government built, just out of the picture to the left.  The bottom sections of the old bonds are virtually all restaurants.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Greyfriars Tour

A group of youngsters on a tour of Greyfriars' Kirkyard led by a suitably attired guide. (I overheard "Regent Morton", very good and suitably grizzly).

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Al Fresco Leith

Out comes the sun and we are all continentals.  The Shore doing a roaring trade.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Leith Rules Golf - The Hickory Open

Leith Links, the true home of golf. Today was the culmination of 4 days of golf on the links, the Hickory Open.  Old wooden clubs and often period attire. The rounds are contested by two teams of two.  Each team has only 1 ball and the team members take alternate shots.

Friday, 5 July 2013

The Doctors

A well kent hostelry opposite Edinburgh University's McEwan Hall at the corner of Forrest Road and Teviot Place.  There was a graduation ceremony going on as I passed but I couldn't wait for the graduands to appear. Enterprising idea by the pub though.

Thursday, 4 July 2013


After weeks of patient work this local wall has been repointed, repaired and cleaned. I just like old walls.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Victoria Park

The local park first thing this morning.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Parking is increasingly a problem in Edinburgh.  In some residential streets they permit end-on parking. This is Pitt Street in Leith.  It is commercial as well as residential. I will need to take a shot of the other end of the street as a comparison.