This is the Morningside Clock which now sits at the bottom of the road heading South out of the city.
I often drive past this clock heading south and when I pass it on the way back I know I am home.
The clock stands outside the now unused Morningside Railway Station, which opened in 1884 and closed to passengers in 1962. Originally on an island in the middle of the junction the clock was moved to the side of the road a few years ago.
This sketch was drawn from a photo I took recently, and drawn in ink and watercolour wash.
I went to the cinema yesterday, and saw a stunning, stylish, seventy five year old classic.
I didn’t actually enter the Dominion Cinema, I was there to sketch only, although I expect the interior is just as beautiful. Edinburgh’s only family run independent cinema, the Dominion theatre was designed by architect Thomas Bowhill Gibson and has stood in the heart of Morningside since 1938.
Sketched with black fine liner and coloured using Letraset markers.
Well done all who recognised this estate agent on Morningside road. It’s a little easier now I have put the name back on.
It’s such a beautiful building, I love the clock. I noticed there are a lot of clocks on the outside of buildings in Edinburgh, handy to know where when your phone is needing charged or you’ve forgot to put a watch on.
Anyway I don’t think anyone told me ithe buildings current occupants: Alba Residential. On Google street maps it still has Charles White, which a few of you said.
So, the points are fairly relaxed this week, 3 to 0apropos, 2 to Frances Mitchell for her rough description! and the final point for Lesley McLean.
Alba Residential website
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