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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Patterns on a Thursday

This month, as part of her 2020 photographic technique and topics challenge, Jude is encouraging us to to be creative with patterns. So far however the weather has had other plans for me every day I have had free to go out with the camera.

Peacock Square

But rather than fail this week’s assignment of looking at patterns from a different perspective I thought I’d delve into my archives. Fortunately Jude gave permission as look what I found!

Ok I admit I didn’t look up or down, or shoot from a distance for this one Jude. However it certainly it not the usual perspective, and it is a great example of contrasting patterns that complement. Have you worked out what it is yet?

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