Me-Now-Views; Less Speek More Peek


On that last trip through to Edinburgh, you'll recall I mentioned making a visit to Leith. this is the port town to North of Edinburgh city, which is now (as happens) a suburb of the greater city area.

Once an area of industrial and docklands style and having gone through a period of being something of the 'poor relative', it is blossoming again.

The docks are still active, but there are also lots of new residential tenements (blocks of flats) and a burgeoning bistro culture.

One thing which really caught my eye was the new monument to the sailors and workers of the Merchant Navy.

































The monument shows dedication plaques at the bottom, different aspects of work on the plinth level; places of posting; dangers at sea; the shipping through the ages.  At top is a brass sculpture of sailing hulls.




































































































































































Don't let that deep blue sky fool you - it was 2 degrees centigrade that day!!! What's happening round your part of the world folks?
© Yamini Ali MacLean 2014

23 comments:

  1. That is a very captivating Memorial... Someone is QUITE the Artist ... it tells the story VISUALLY.

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  2. I like that Memorial it has a very human look about it, most look stiff.
    Merle.........
    Not much all pretty quite.

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  3. What a wonderful monument. I must make it out to Leith some time - never yet been.
    Cheers, Gail.
    PS Sprinkling of snow in Nottingham tonight.

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  4. That's a beautiful monument, don't remember seeing that when we were there, but then, it was a very long time ago
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Hari Om
      Then you wouldn't have - it was only raised a year ago! You must visit Northwards again.... Yxx

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  5. Such wonderful monuments!! I love the first picture, is that a footbridge??

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    1. Hari OM
      No, that is the old turnstile road bridge through which cargo shipping once travelled, when it slid clockwise to form a canal into the Water of Leith (river); all boats are MUCH too large now and it is being preserved as a piece of history - can't even walk on it!!! Yxx

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  6. Crikey .... that's a monument, aye???? So beautiful!!

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  7. Love that first picture ...lots of stories to be found in that picture. And of course, wonderful monument. Never would have guessed by that blue sky that it was so cold. We had 19 inches of snow from Saturday night to Sunday night. Good grief!

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  8. Stunning monument! But your photo of the bridge is the greatest...
    Have a nice week

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  9. Those photos are amazing!

    Its cold here too. -1 when I am doing the school run and my son was complaining about his cold feet. =)

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  10. Beautiful details. And that blue sky will fool me, sorry it's so cold.

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  11. Edinburgh is on our bucket list and if we can visit this place once we will visit this memorial too (and Bertie, if he is there that time, of course).
    easy Rider

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    1. Hari OM
      hhmmmmmmmaybe we have to begin planning a Blogville gathering??!!! Yxx

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  12. What a lovely Memorial that is, not to mention you have very nice pictures that capture interesting details.
    Thanks for posting!

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  13. Well, the memorial is certainly high enough! If we have time we might check it out on our trip to Scotland in August. For now, five days are planned solid (well, my sister and I planned it, no idea what the parentals will make of it), including a visit to the Kelpies!

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  14. Magnificent bridge photo and lovely memorial ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  15. This is beautiful! Such a loving tribute. Many are so brave on those seas. Thank you for sharing. It's a wonderful part of the world! Cheers xx

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  16. Very cool sculptures and monuments. :)

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  17. This monument looks impressive, and you've captured it so beautifully!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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