Bye Edinburgh!

I will shortly be saying goodbye to Edinburgh! I came here for college (Edinburgh College of Art) and remained here for 14 years-ish. Its a beautiful city but its time to find a new home. I’ve been inspired by Edinburgh massively, its given me a love of cities, and the colour grey! I have a couple of weeks left so have found myself looking over photos from the last few years that have been an inspiration. The textures, walls with disappearing old ads painted on them many years ago and the architecture . . .

This building is on my walk to the studio, and is beautiful, but I loved it when the walkway towards it was adorned briefly with yellow scaffolding. Scaffolding is like jewellery being worn by the building, and reminds me of constructing jewellery, work in progress!


On a lovely lane towards Stockbridge


Love the work that has gone into this perfectly gold sign in St Stephen Street


Another advert on both sides of a doorway at the end of Chambers Street, Straw and Felt Hatters


Love this building, off Nicholson Street


Nice wall! Could easily be a painting or tapestry


An Antony Gormley at the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art. There are a series of these but have only managed to see about half of them


Foxy get off the roof! Its a 2D metal cut out on the top of a building off Broughton Street


Up in Leith, I love old tatty shop fronts, really honest looking and a proper fishmongers I reckon


On Leith Walk, lovely disappearing tailors sign


Stencil grafitti ... this was in Bruntsfield and there's another to come soon ...


Stick No Bills ... always thought of this as being on posters and more of a modern thing


Have no idea what kind of brances, the shop itself no longer exists


Beautiful wall ... looks like a tapestry


Another sign on the Royal Mile with a lovely hand, there's another hand sign somewhere here that I've been searching for...


Would love to see what these sections where advertising, just for a minute, then let them to go back to this


This entrance on the Royal Mile is very collage-y and stitch-ery dont you think!


I dont think this is there anymore, it was on Victoria Street


Gorgeous layers of blue and gold writing either side of a door on the Bridges




6 thoughts on “Bye Edinburgh!

  1. Clare!
    What is taking you away from Auld Reekie? A new adventure? A new job? Change of air?
    Are you still about on Monday 13th Feb? Meeting Carol etc and it would be good to say goodbye before you go?!!!

    1. Hello!
      Yep new adventure! Been thinking too long about ‘maybe’ doing it, so here I go! Still lots to sort out so fingers crossed please! I will be leaving on the 6th, such a shame I would have loved to meet up with you. I’m meeting Carol Tuesday next week – any good to you? Or this Friday with Mairi and Carla (there’s a message on FB – go see!). Can you make wither of them?

    1. Hi, thanks! Yes I’m coming South! I’m moving to Manchester, all going to plan it will be in 2 weeks time, fingers crossed good news about my flat will come today! So I could definitely get myself involved, that would be fantastic! I will keep you intouch with my plans and we can chat again about it when I am moved. Thanks! Hope things are going well for you.

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