The art of Edinburgh’s Rose Street

It was particularly dreich on the day I explored Edinburgh last year even more than when I met up with the wonderful Anabel. However as in Glasgow there was joy amongst all the gloomy weather.

My Edinburgh joy began on Rose Street , a narrow back street to the south of George Street in Edinburgh’s New Town. It was originally a mid/late 18th century housing development created by architect James Craig. By the early 19th century many of the houses had shops on the ground floor, and by the 20th century it was entirely made up of shops and bars. As you can see some of the bars have rather unusual names!

Dirty Dicks on Rose Street

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