Edinburgh at sunset

Sometimes it’s too easy to take for granted the beauty of the place in which you live.

The Old Town remains so stoic in architecture; closes, cobbles and turrets loom gripped in history. Walking around you can feel like it’s 200 years ago, despite the odd car/traffic light/irritating local getting in the way taking photos.

I had time to kill a couple of weeks ago and the dusk was too beautiful a photo opportunity to miss.

The Royal Mile
Looking down Victoria Street
A building catching fire in the light
St Giles Cathedral
Looking down over George IV Bridge to the Cowgate
Down from George IV Bridge to the Cowgate
Candlemaker Row – just beside Greyfriar’s Bobby.
Forrest Road

I’ve always thought Forrest Road seemed a bit Parisien – a sudden tree-lined oasis between Greyfriar’s and Teviot.

Edinburgh, I love you.


Is this all there is?

I sit here with a tissue shoved up each nostril melting slowly into a puddle of Lemsip, Earl Grey and digestive biscuits. I haven’t eaten anything but porridge or biscuits for 3 days. That’s not that…

Hello 2016

I definitely overestimated my ability to write here while holding down a full-time job, as well as managing other compulsory life stuff. I think I’ve overestimated my ability to do anything… or at least, it feels like…


    Lovely photos, Alice! I’m really starting to appreciate how pretty Edinburgh is too, especially at this time of year. Did you see the sunset last night? It was like the sky was on fire! 🙂

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