This week’s theme is the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. I’ve only spent a day in Edinburgh with my camera to date, but instantly fell in love. It’s a much older city than Cardiff, with a richer history that the Scots have preserved in a way that the Welsh sadly haven’t. It’s also a much cleaner city than London, and in my experience the people are much friendlier too. There is much to explore through a lens, and I am looking forward to a longer stay there soon.
It seems fitting to end the week with this abstract shot of commuters heading to and from the trains at Edinburgh Waverley. My very first visit to Edinburgh was earlier the same week by train; as lovely as the station itself is, it’s no accident that I came back in the car on my next visit. I found the East Coast Main Line up from Berwick-upon-Tweed to be extremely uncomfortable, with the trains lurching from side to side as they bomb up the coast. As much as Edinburgh is a city that predates the car by enough centuries for that to matter, I found driving there a much nicer experience. I’ll be driving there next time I visit on holiday too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these shots of Edinburgh this week. I have a few more to share with you next week.
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