Friday, 9 May 2014

Edinburgh's Closes and Courts

While waiting for the accounts keeper at the SGS to have a free moment, I took a wee wander around some of the old closes and courts that run off the Royal Mile


I love that the old closes open up into rather magnificent courtyards

A door to one of the old vaults
Lady Stair's Close leads to the Writers Museum. There are some wonderful quotes in the stones of the courtyard

 Go back far enough and all humankind are cousins ~ Naomi Mitchison

 Where are the links of the chain...joining us to the past?
~Dorothy Dunnett
 Auld Reekie wale o ilka town
~Robert Fergusson

I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness
~John Muir
father of America's National Park System



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