Some lovely wood carvings have appeared in London Road Gardens – a badger and an owl say hello
It’s not just Edinburgh’s Old town that has spooky vaults, you can fine one in Gilmerton, about 4 miles southeast of the city. There you will find a wee surprise lurking under the ground.
Gilmerton Cove is a series of underground passageways and chambers hand carved from sandstone, dating from the 18th century. Folklore claims it was the work of an 18th century local blacksmith ‘George Paterson’.
However it’s original use is still a mystery theories claim that it was simply a drinking den for gentry, perhaps a refuge for persecuted Covenanters or smugglers? some even link this site to the Knight Templars (Imaginative folk who haven’t seen a map claim that there could be a secret passage leading to Melrose Abbey)
Similar post as the previous one, walking to work this morning ~07:37 this beautiful atmospheric red sky caught my eye, I had to stop and take this photo to share.
But as the old rhyme says:
Red sky at night, sailors’ delight; Red sky at morning, sailors take warning
Walking to work this morning, this tree in
Princes Street Gardens caught my eye. The colours of the leaves are changing, a nip was in the air autumn has arrived
Red sky at night, sailors’ delight (whatever that means).
Rhymes aside, nature is beautiful, There is something magical about such a sunset, we always take time to appreciate it.
It’s been 27° in Edinburgh, the weather is broken can someone turn it off and on again.
Holyrood park, in the shadow of Arthur’s seat, the wee baby thistle’s are beginning to bloom. – and it’s only a short walk to the city centre.
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 29th annual Stockbridge duck race! Hundreds of wee rubber duckies racing down the water of Leith. (All done for charity).
I like to pretend that the ducks are alive and super competitive racing hard to the end. 😃
Photos aren’t that great, as the wall of the bridge is high and I’m wee 😉
Another beautiful day out, and Jings it’s warm!
Edinburgh has a lot of green open space. Princes street Gardens, I also was sitting under a tree in the shadow of the castle, watching the world go by, it’s a very popular place and It’s awfy Bonny.
But it Wouldn’t have always been like this, up until the 19th century this was the castles northern-defence – aka the Nor’ Loch, and by all accounts a disgusting cesspool – it was polluted with wastage and where the guilty(?) were punished.