Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
rock_dinosaur

Prestonpans

Some photos from a wee trip I made on 8th July, 2010, to Prestonpans, a small town in East Lothian, just a few miles to the east of Edinburgh. I've often passed it by on the train but had never looked around it before, and it seems a lovely, quiet wee place. The houses and gardens that I passed while exploring the town were all nicely kept, though most of them were council or ex-council. I might have hung around for longer and done a bit more exploring, but the sky was a dismal grey and the wind never let up all the time I was there. As ever, the sun was shining and folk were sunbathing in Princes Street Gardens when I got back to Edinburgh!


Exceedingly puerile graffiti seen on a sign in Royal Park Terrace near Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, 8th July, 2010.


Exceedingly puerile graffiti seen on a sign in Royal Park Terrace near Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, 8th July, 2010.


Cherries ripening on a tree in the grounds of Preston Tower, Prestonpans, 8th July, 2010. There were masses of them but the wind was blowing the branches all over the place, so it was rather difficult to get the cherries in frame and in focus!


Cherries ripening on a tree in the grounds of Preston Tower, Prestonpans, 8th July, 2010. To any makers of jam or wine, you now know where to source your raw materials!


Cherries ripening on a tree in the grounds of Preston Tower, Prestonpans, 8th July, 2010.


Cherries ripening on a tree in the grounds of Preston Tower, Prestonpans, 8th July, 2010.


The laburnum arch in the grounds of Preston Tower, Prestonpans, East Lothian, 8th July, 2010. I suppose this must look pretty spectacular when the laburnum is in bloom.


The laburnum arch in the grounds of Preston Tower, Prestonpans, East Lothian, 8th July, 2010.


I discovered this mediaeval Scottish tower-house, Preston Tower, whilst wandering around Prestonpans, which I'd never visited previously, on 8th July, 2010. It's surrounded by 20th century housing, but the area is pleasant and quiet, and there are lots of these lovely traditional random-rubble walls. When I'm a rich and famous punk rock superstar, I'll live in a house like this, and pour boiling oil from a considerable height upon anybody who comes to my door to give me hassle!


Preston Tower, a mediaeval Scottish tower house in Prestonpans, East Lothian, seen on 8th July, 2010.
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