The WhereArtI competition

Posted on Jan 20, 2014
The WhereArtI competition

WAI_200114aWhereArtI Monday and a slightly different one this week. This plaque is on an Edinburgh wall, but can you tell me what the top line (currently blurred) reads?

Have a guess below, there are no prizes this week but leader board points are on offer for the first three correct answers.

Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter for clues throughout the day if they are needed. Answers to come by this time tomorrow. If you would like to donate a prize for the quiz get in touch HERE.

The sketch is in black ink with a little watercolour wash.

 

WhereArtI update:

Well done @lemon_squeezy and @0apropos, you both told me the top line is ‘St John’s Pend’. This is a small alleyway from The Royal Mile to St John’s Street in the Canongate area of Edinburgh. A ‘pend’ is Scots for an archway or vaulted passage. The Knights of St John were believed to have had their houses in the area. More about them tomorrow.

Here is the full image…

StJohnsPend

16 Comments

  1. EdinburghSketcher
    22nd January 2014

    Well done @lemon_squeezy and @0apropos, you both told me the top line is ‘St John’s Pend’. This is a small alleyway from The Royal Mile to St John’s Street in the Canongate area of Edinburgh. A ‘pend’ is Scots for an archway or vaulted passage. The Knights of St John were believed to have had their houses in the area. More about them tomorrow.

  2. Anonymous
    20th January 2014

    Canongate, beside the cross (st John0

  3. 0apropos
    20th January 2014

    “St John’s Pend” – thank you flickr!

  4. Frances Mitchell
    20th January 2014

    St John’s House in the Canongate; I think St John’s A balance are based there?

  5. lemon_squeezy
    20th January 2014

    St John’s Pend

  6. Susan Reid
    20th January 2014

    Cannon gate ? Sign is on the royal mile

  7. thomas
    20th January 2014

    I think it’s leith!

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