It’s early in Week Two, high time to get to the National Galleries of Scotland. And to get to one of the National Galleries of Scotland, we walked an indirect route. Lucky us!
Over the Dean Bridge (from “dene” meaning “deep valley”), which spans the Water of Leith, and back, taking in expansive views, such as you see above.
And how about this elegant streetlamp? (There’s not just the one, by the way.)
Where to start with the buildings? Bell’s Brae Toll House has incredibly wee windows, sundials, and intact gargoyles at the highest point–the chimney, natch.
And this feature, which includes a quote from the Bible, sheaves of wheat, the Sun, scales, etc.
The date? 1619.
Not a bad detour on the way to the Gallery. We’ll get there soon…