Princes Street Gardens this morning; on one side of the Gothic rocket of the Scott Monument (which I still think looks like a stone sculpted version of Thunderbird 3) a stack of wooden boards ready to be laid over the grass before the Christmas market is set up shortly, while a large lorry was unloading brightly coloured steel beams to begin assembling the ferris wheel right next to the Monument. Right on the other side of the Monument are rows of little white crosses and a field of poppies for the Armistice Day garden of rememberance. Unusual contrast; I’m not quite sure what to make of it.