The Water of Leith runs from the Pentland Hills, across Edinburgh, and down to the sea at Leith. I love it down at the shore – there’s plenty of opportunities for a good photographs. And with the combination of so many varied buildings and the water, of course there’s a few good reflections!
We were through in Glasgow today for a couple of concerts – the choir was part of a big collaboration called The Big Breakthrough, and had 2 performances at Celtic Connections.
I went out for a wander in a brief break in the middle of the day, and was enjoying the combination of sunshine, puddles and architecture.
This one is my favourite:
If you can’t work it out, try looking at it upside down!
I pondered this suggestion for a gallery photo for a log time. Bad habits – very subjective…and how do you photograph that? I played around with pictures of cigarette butts on the pavement amongst other things, before this one came to me.
This is part of the development of the beautiful old building which used to be the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. The original hospital was an amazing sandstone building, with turrets and courtyards, and some lovely detail. It also had plenty of space between each of the buildings, so this is what the developers came up with to fill the gaps.
It’s only personal opinion, but to me, that’s a bad habit…
Part of the development of the old Royal Infirmary buildings in Edinburgh
Thanks to Simone for this suggestion – a good challenge!
Better late than never, here’s my post for last week’s gallery suggestion from Niall. It’s a pale shadow of my initial plan (Niall, you would probably have been horrified anyway!), but that idea went horribly pear-shaped late on Saturday, so I ran out of time to come up with another photo idea yesterday.
I noticed the guy in the middle had been missing something for a while, but it looks like he’s now been given a replacement door key!
Stone carvings at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
I was through in Glasgow today for a training session. The weather was supposed to be miserable, and I knew I wouldn’t have much spare time, so I didn’t take a camera. Bah! So here’s a shot taken on my mobile phone, – an old Glasgow building that looks like it’s been around ‘for ever and a day’.
Thanks Simone, for this suggestion for a title for a gallery photo this week!
Semi-derelict wall in Glasgow, Scotland
…and in case you’re wondering, the sign at the bottom left took a bit of deciphering, but it says ‘this building has been earmarked by Glasgow Council for essential repairs’. I’m assuming they never got round to it!
The ‘modern’ wing of the National Museum of Scotland. Somehow pleasing that it fitted so neatly into the shot…
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Do you know whereabouts in Edinburgh I took this photo?