Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
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Edinburgh miscellany


The new building - a 'Novotel' - at the junction of Lauriston Place and Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, which replaced a particularly dismal 1960s concrete office block, the basement of which housed the Tap o' Lauriston bar. Not particularly attractive, but a moderate improvement on what it replaced; however, with the loss of The Tap, K. Jackson's and the Cas Rock, the life has gone out of this corner of Edinburgh. 25th September, 2005.


A yellow African marigold flower seen in a garden in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


A yellow African marigold flower seen in a garden in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


A yellow African marigold flower seen in a garden in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


A yellow African marigold flower seen in a garden in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


Another view of the ugly grey metal-clad building at the corner of Earl Grey Street and Lauriston Place, Tollcross, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


A veritable cornucopia of wheelie-bins in Charlotte Lane off Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


Wheelie-bins in Charlotte Lane off Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005. It's almost impossible to take a photo in Edinburgh without these eyesores intruding upon the view.


Wheelie-bins in Charlotte Lane off Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005.


Statue of Prince Albert in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, 25th September, 2005. I must have passed by the square hundreds of times and never noticed the statue was there.


The Balmoral Hotel viewed from Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, in the evening of 25th September, 2005.


The Balmoral Hotel viewed from East Market Street, Edinburgh, in the evening of 25th September, 2005.


Windows of the Balmoral Hotel seen through the overall roof of Waverley Station, Edinburgh, in the late evening of 25th September, 2005.


The moon over Calton Hill, Edinburgh, in the late evening of 25th September, 2005.


The moon over Calton Hill, Edinburgh, in the late evening of 25th September, 2005.


Rubbish-filled bin-bags lying on the pavement along the length of St. Mary's Street, Edinburgh, in the late evening of 25th September, 2005. I had recently received a demand for £50 from Edinburgh Council for putting my rubbish out the night before the rubbish-collection was due. I foolishly paid up, then deeply regretted that I'd been panicked into doing so. I was even more angered when I realised that I was hardly alone in not putting my rubbish out at seven in the morning, according to Edinburgh Council's ridiculous demands.
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