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A view through the Botanics

A stunning view on today’s walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh.

Out on my walk today and I had to stop and try and capture this view through the botanical gardens. Looking back through the trees to the Chinese gardens you can see the three spires of St Mary’s Cathedral in the distance.

Inverleith House is just around the corner on the right, with the gallery and cafe too. I love a walk through the ever changing gardens, and think of myself very lucky to have such a walk near to home.

Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh website.

Stunning views from the Dean Gallery, Modern Two.

ModernTwo_ViewThere is plenty of beauty and wonder to look at outside the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art too.

Recently I met a client at the cafe in Modern Two, also know as the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh’s West End.

The walk from the city centre to the gallery of modern art is a favourite of mine, through the stunning Georgian architecture of the New Town and along the Water of Leith, it is a wonder. And all just 15 minutes from George Street.

But before you enter as you climb the grand steps outside Modern Two remember to turn around and take in this view, across the city to St Cuthbert’s Church. Can anyone tell me the name of the spire in the foreground?

Sketch created in black ink and watercolour wash.

The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art website