Post by Lynn and Paul Henni.
A fresh selection for you from the last few days.
The famous Guildford Arms or just the Guildford to locals is a Victorian bar apparently run by the same family since 1896. A favourite with nearby government workers and tourists alike.
Round the back, in the warren known as The Registers, it’s a bit grittier and shadier although about to be redeveloped; it’s worth poking about now before the gentrification starts. The team which developed Advocate’s Court have plans which should see the 2 heritage buildings preserved but photographers may worry about the potential loss of the photogenic dark lanes and mueses.
Back to a favourite haunt; following Paul’s empty and starker early morning photo of Fleshmarket Close shot a couple of years ago, here is a shot with people going about their lunchtime business giving it a different narrative.
At the back of the old Scotsman newspaper building, runners would be kept fit taking messages up and down these steps. Now a prestigious hotel, the old pigeon lofts which apparently housed birds to spread the news across Scotland is a penthouse suite.
Glancing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
We like to think atmospheric rather than seedy – again, an area under significant development with the 7.5 acre Waverley project just up the road. Interestingly, the current and previous developers have contributed to a fund for community projects to brighten up the site and the surroundings – not sure this was what they had in mind.
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