As we slowly emerge from lock down, some restrictions are eased I managed to get a wee wander around the city. Still very quiet, very eerie, it seems somewhat Post-apocalyptic, yes one should stop being so melodramatic.
Most of the photos were taken on a Sunday afternoon, this would never be possible in normal circumstances.
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.
This is the Edinburgh flower clock for 2015, this has been a feature of west Princes street gardens since 1903. it has ~ 40,000 plants, with a new theme each summer, this years theme is to celebrate Edinburgh’s 10th anniversary as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. there is also a small cuckoo that pops out every fifteen minutes
Panoramic photo of West Princes Street gardens, this has the Castle, The Ross Fountain (which I really wish they would fix) and st cuthbert’s parish church to the right. Between 1460 and 1759 this area was entirely flooded with water, this was the castles northern defense known as the Nor’ Loch