Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Yesterday I was near to the Meadows park in Edinburgh’s South Side when I noticed the beautiful reflections on the tall tenement windows. As the sun began to set over Edinburgh’s central park, the houses that run around the edge shone with a beautiful gradient of colours, with dark angular shapes showing the mighty trees hanging […]

Splendid sandstone architecture in Edinburgh’s Southside

Posted on Sep 13, 2016
Splendid sandstone architecture in Edinburgh’s Southside

I stopped at the junction of Marchmont Crescent, Marchmont Road and Spottiswoode Road to sketch this view. Last week  I took a drive through the city to Marchmont, an affluent residential area of four story tenements to the south of the city, separated from the Old Town with the Meadows Park. The area is stunning when seen in […]

Autumn in the Meadows park, Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Autumn in the Meadows park, Edinburgh

There’s a wonderful show of colour currently in Edinburgh, as Autumn waves a magic wand over all our trees. Everyone should take a walk through the beautiful colours of the Meadows park just now as October runs into November and the Edinburgh central park runs from green through bright yellows to vibrant oranges and deep […]

Looking Glass Books for a wee afternoon treat

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

It’s a beautiful day in the capital and I’m hoping for a sunny walk in the Meadows followed by a tea in Looking Glass Books   Just off Middle Meadows Walk, which runs from Teviot Place down into the city centre park is a wee haven of a cafe/book shop which is well worth a […]

Help Tupiniquim, the Brasilian crepes police box

Posted on Aug 24, 2014
Help Tupiniquim, the Brasilian crepes police box

I’m a passionate supporter of independent retailers in Edinburgh and love to promote and spread the word of these treasures that make our high streets unique.   For a while now I had wanted to sketch Tupiniquim, the police box selling Brazilian crepes and delicious, healthy fruit juices at the top of Meadow Middle Walk […]

Quartermile, Edinburgh continues to develop

Posted on Jun 5, 2014
Quartermile, Edinburgh continues to develop

There is a new restaurant opening up in the heart of Edinburgh, within the Quartermile development, once the Royal Infirmary Hospital. Now a mixture of old and new architecture, the area is really coming to life as more businesses move in to the vibrant area just off the Meadows park. It is a favourite place […]

Added colour to a walk in the Meadows

Posted on Apr 1, 2014
Added colour to a walk in the Meadows

A quick sketch from Edinburgh’s city centre green space with added digital colour.   I had a lovely if chilly walk through the Meadows park today on the South side of Edinburgh. Long tree lined walkways criss cross the city centre green space. It’s a great place to idly wander in the peace and quiet. […]

Deli-lightful :)

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Sorry 🙂 but I love Victor Hugo’s delicatessen and coffee/cafe shop on the South side of the Meadows.   I was back to sketching in the city today after my holidays. I could easily spend my days sketching in coffee shops, and very happy I’d be too.   This is Victor Hugo, a place I […]

Sunday morning

Posted on Oct 21, 2012

Good morning Edinburgh. And good morning Mr Crow.

Breakfast with a view

Posted on Oct 19, 2012

I’m back at one of my favourite deli’s in the city, Hugo Victor. I only wish the circumstances were better.