Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
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Canonmills, Inverleith and Warriston


Croft an Righ (Gaelic: 'King's Farm'), a quiet lane which connects Holyrood Park and Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999.


View up Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh, towards Dundas Street and the city centre on the rather gloomy day of 13th July, 1999.


View from the grounds of Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, towards Edinburgh Castle, on the rather dull and gloomy day of 13th July, 1999.


Flowers in the Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999.


View over the Chinese Garden in the Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999.


Flowers in the Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999. From the leaf-shape, I'd guess these are a veriety of primula. (Though I'm no expert!)


Flowers in the Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999. From the leaf-shape, I'd guess these are a type of primula.


Flowers in the Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999.


North-eastward view along Warriston Road, Canonmills, Edinburgh, towards the viaduct which carried the Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Railway over the road and the Water of Leith, 13th July, 1999. The railway opened on 31st August, 1842, and trains from Edinburgh to Leith or Granton passed over the viaduct from right to left. This section closed to passenger traffic as long ago as 22nd March, 1868, when it was bypassed by a new route from Edinburgh Waverley to Warriston via Easter Road and Leith Walk; however, it continued to be used for traffic to Scotland Street Goods Yard until 6th November, 1967. Today, the viaduct forms part of Edinburgh's system of cycle-paths.


South-westward view along Warriston Road, Broughton, Edinburgh, towards the viaduct which carried the Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Railway over the road and the Water of Leith, 13th July, 1999. The railway opened on 31st August, 1842, and trains from Edinburgh to Leith or Granton passed over the viaduct from left to right. This section closed to passenger traffic as long ago as 22nd March, 1868, when it was bypassed by a new route from Edinburgh Waverley to Warriston via Easter Road and Leith Walk; however, it continued to be used for traffic to Scotland Street Goods Yard until 6th November, 1967. Today, the viaduct forms part of Edinburgh's system of cycle-paths.


Cherries on a tree in St. Mark's Park, Warriston, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1999.
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