Blair Street, Edinburgh and a view of old and new

BlairStreetIn the Cowgate today for a meeting and drew this sketch on Blair Street.

The view was dramatically, and destructively changed in 2002 when a fire ripped through the Gilded Balloon Theatre. Burning for 4 days the fire destroyed eleven buildings and a significant part of the Cowgate.


Now partly covered in scaffolding the view is a mixture of old and new, and a reminder of how precious, and vulnerable the historical buildings of Edinburgh are.

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