From The City Streets. #Edinburgh #Photo #Street #BW www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

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.

The Guildford One. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Guildford One. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

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.

Geometric Light. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Geometric Light. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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.

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.

The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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One thought on “From The City Streets. #Edinburgh #Photo #Street #BW www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni”

  1. I really like the Guildford Arms shot, folks… very 1950’s film noir with the cobbled street. Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of you!

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