city of night

It is dark before four pm now in Scotland, but Edinburgh is still achingly beautiful even on cold, dark, winter nights. This is the view I get just two minutes walk from my work, standing on the southern end of North Bridge, which spans the valley between the Old and New Towns, with the Waverley railway station running through it below, the very posh Balmoral (which started life as one of the grand railway hotels back in the day) on the other side:

view from a bridge

Passing Jenner’s historic department store it had the lighting changed to this pinkish purple shade – someone said for the Breast Cancer awareness week but that was a few weeks back. Perhaps they just haven’t gotten around to changing it back, but it is quite striking, bathing the old stonework and the elaborate sculpture.

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