This is Gibb’s Close on the Royal Mile. Currently the shop on the ground floor is a hive of activity, vans lining the street (I had to pick my moment to sketch well) and inside wires hang from the ceiling and boxes fill the floor space.
For Gibb’s Close is in transformation, and by this time next month it will be the second outlet of Mimi’s Bakehouse, the first is down at the Shore, Leith. They specialise in homemade baking, afternoon tea and exquisite lunches, and I for one am looking forward to their new take away shop opening soon. To keep up to date with Mimi’s follow their facebook page HERE.
I stopped at Cafe Truva this morning to finish the sketch and add the watercolour wash. It was a perfect morning for some alfresco sketching 🙂