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Steps on a shortcut

A link between streets and some beautiful iron work hidden away from the main road.

These steps at the top of Easter Road where once a twice daily sight for me as I walked to and from work. I love the iron work and the fact they are hidden away at the bottom on a dead end street.

Just by the previous primary school, which is now Abbeymount Studios, these steps lead up from West Norton Place to Melrose Terrace, providing a small short cut from Easter Road into Abbeyhill.

I have walked the street in all weathers and t all times of the year, but this week I drove up the road and sat to draw this sketch in the warmth!

You can buy a signed print of this sketch HERE

WHEREARTI EDINBURGH?

Monday 23rd November

Can you tell me where I have sketched?

Do you recognise these city steps?

Leave your answer in the comment box below.

Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random winner from all correct entries by this time tomorrow.

This week’s prize is a screen printed tea towel featuring the Edinburgh Skyline and Edinburgh Castle.

Keep an eye on my facebook and twitter feeds for clues if they are needed later today, and remember you can also see my weekly competition in the printed version of the Edinburgh Evening News each Monday.

Keep looking up and noticing the beauty in the everyday, you never know where I will be sketching next!

My Edinburgh sketched merchandise is available on my Etsy shop and although I am fully booked for Christmas commissions there are plenty of Edinburgh prints available.

Urban Sketching with Cassandra and Mark
Join in my fortnightly online workshops with Edinburgh artist Cassandra Harrison. On the first and third Tuesday of every month, from 7pm – 8.15pm

Sandstone steps

I just loved the sunshine on this ornate stone carving and the shadows leading down.

This sandstone entrance to the Water of Leith cycle path is on ewhaven Road and is so beautiful. Have a look next time you are passing.

The cycle path/ walkway runs along underneath the road from Leith to Trinity and beyond and is a great way to get around the north of Edinburgh traffic free.

Lets hope this sunshine sticks around highlighting the cities stunning architecture.

Tattoo arrives at Edinburgh’s Castle Wynd Steps

CastleWyndStepsThere is a iron structure growing out of the Edinburgh Castle ramparts.

If you look up towards Castle Rock just now no doubt you will see a number of cranes reaching up to the sky. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is coming to Edinburgh once again and with it the mighty structure of metal work which will play host to a 1000+ cast as the 65th tattoo celebrates Homecoming.

 

This view shows the start of the seating going up in the castle esplanade from the Castle Wynd Steps. Over 200,000 people will attend the tattoo this August and I am particularly excited as for the first time I will be amongst them.

 

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo website