The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Founded by King David 1 ( 1124-1153 ) Holyrood Abbey was raised to the ground in 1570.

Today it comprises of little other than the nave walls.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Dalry Place Edinburgh

Not far from Haymarket Station Dalry Place is a residential area untypical for the city centre in that it does not consist of tenement buildings.


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Scottish Parliament

Near to Holyrood you'll find the Scottish Parliament buildings - very very modern.

Sunday, 8 March 2015


From 1477 the Grassmarket which lies at the foot of Edinburgh Castle was used not only as a marketplace but a place of executions .

Today the place is a tourist haunt being surrounded by pubs and restaurants

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Edinburgh Castle inhabitants..

Here are some of the Castle's inhabitants - all rather wooden..

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Edinburgh Castle

A few more shots from around the castle including the One O'Clock Gun - fired at one every day except Sunday and very noisy ...

The Argyle Battery consist of 18lb muzzle loading pieces and point towards the New Town.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A fine view from Edinburgh Castle

As to be expected you can see for miles around from the castle ramparts - looking towards Midlothian or the Firth of Forth.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Edinburgh Castle

I took quite a few photos around and inside Edinburgh Castle - here the exterior.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Crowns and coffee ...

We've just had a few days away North of the Border in Edinburgh so over the next few days I'll be publishing a few photos.

Snapped the coffee with the chocolate shaped crown at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Not much change from a ten pound note for this lot !!!!


Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940