Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Walking to Work - Water of Leith

I live in the north of Edinburgh and when the weather is good I sometimes walk to my office in town - it takes me about 45 minutes at a steady pace, and as it's uphill most of the way it's pretty good exercise!

This week I've decided to show you some of the views I encounter on my walk to work. This is the view from Newhaven Road looking east along the Water of Leith. I love how the morning sun just catches the spider web on the stone bridge. The Water of Leith is a little river that crosses Edinburgh from the south west to the north east and joins the Forth at the shore in Leith. There is now a path along most of it so it's a wonderful enclave of nature in the city.

6 comments:

deadendmind said...

That's a lovely photo! I'm flying to Edinburgh today, I'll spend the next year there as a student and I'm very excited! :-)
I recently discovered your blog and I like to think of it as part of my guide to your city. It looks beautiful and I can't wait to discover that for myself.

angela said...

I'd walk to work if I had that view..very beautiful. "water of Leith" sounds very poetic..
Again, thanks for yesterday's photo and for galvanising me into action: I'm not very organised!

Sharon said...

Great photo. I kept staring at it before I read your comments wondering what that circular distortion was to one side. I'm amazed how the spider web almost looks like a special lens was used.

Wayne said...

What a great way to start your work day Dido.

Kris said...

Wonderful image. Leith must have changed a fair bit since my mother left Edinburgh, she always describes her childhood home as a bit of a slum.

babooshka said...

Looks beautiful to me. The spiders web is excepionally clear and an added bonus.