Duddingston Loch, the last natural freshwater loch in the City of Edinburgh
Uploaded some photos from the Edinburgh Castle of light – Gallery
The restoration of the beautiful Ross Fountain is now complete! Water flows freely for the first time in eight years. Now sporting its new colour of a bluish-green and copper moving away from it’s all gold colour, paying homage to its sister fountain of Fontaines de la Concorde in Paris.
Ross Fountain was produced at the iron foundry of Antoine Durenne in Sommevoire, France, standing at it’s current position in West Princes street gardens since 1872
Happy to see it fully working again
The floral clock for 2017 is complete, this year it commemorates the Scotsman newspaper bicentenary. It’s an actual working clock, with a new design each summer. see the bird house, every hour a wee cuckoo pops out and does her calling. – it’s awfy nice 😊 (you can find this in West Princes Street Gardens next to The Mound entrance)
Link from the auld bbc – Seven shortlisted designs for the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street gardens. We all know this wee place needs some TLC, some of the designs are just a tad horrendous. But I do like the Flanagan Lawrence design
It is hoped a new pavilion to replace Edinburgh’s Ross bandstand will revitalise West Princes Street Gardens.
But here is a better page with the entries
Not in Edinburgh but very close, 15 miles from Edinburgh
here is a Panoramic view from the top of Lithograph Palace. in View also St. Michael’s Church, and Linlithgow loch
Full Gallery over at cludgie
Edinburgh! the Royal Mile – or the high street if you wish.
you may notice this mosaic patterns outside St. Giles Cathedral, – The Heart Of Midlothian. This marked the entrance of a 15th century Toll booth, (demolished ~1817). The administrative center of the town, where proclamations were read aloud, taxes collected and the codenamed executed. a very frightening place indeed.
The building also features in Sir Walter Scott’s novel, The Heart of Midlothian, published in 1818.
and the name of one of Edinburgh’s Football Teams.
you may also see people spit at the center, this could be interpreted as a sign of disdain to the goverment, the taxes collected, or the people executed, it really depends on whom one asks.
Forth Bridge Now A World Heritage Site.
The Forth Bridge has become the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status.
The decision was announced at a meeting in the German city of Bonn after the UN’s cultural committee spent more than a year considering its nomination.
World heritage status is given to sites of “outstanding universal value” with the aim of protecting them for future generations.
The distinctive red bridge has carried trains over the Forth since 1890.
Full link BBC
Forth Bridge Now A World Heritage Site
Construction : 1882
Total length : 2,529 m
Bridge type : Cantilever bridge
Height : 110 m
Architects : Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet, Benjamin Baker
Location : Edinburgh, Fife, United Kingdom
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 Program has been released,
Here, I present to you a panoramic photo of Calton Hill – Panoramic
This is one of two, the other will be updated at a later date.
here we can see The National Monument of Scotland, this is Scotland’s national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. Next is Nelson Monument this is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. lastley we have the Old City Observatory no longer in use.