The Fringe festival has started here so I've been out and about enjoying the creative buzz and wending through crowds and helping people looking lost / arguing with maps in hand and puzzled faces. Edinburgh is a city that would really benefit from 3D maps as an easy looking route on paper can actually entail walking up and down a fairly steep hill and waht looks like a crossroads can actually be a bridge over another road 4 stories below.
My sampling of street food continued with a very tasty stir fry vegetables and noodles with two dumplings on top - I said yes to all the optional toppings
And a new thing ? totally serendipitous and actually on Thursday - I was out for a walk alongside the water when I noticed a few people staring at the rocks just off shore, so of course I stopped to look too - and take a picture on my phone
I've been using only the camera on my phone for the past 5 weeks but this is an example of the downside of this approach - the camera phone is fabulous for things you can get close to (walking closer as a zoom) but does not have any digital zoom so cannot cope with situations like this - and some research suggests there are no great zoom lens on the market - some good macro ones and fisheye ones but not distance zoom yet. Anyone know of a solution? Or I can just start carrying my camera again.
And you wanted to know what the items were in my collection of beach finds on Friday
1. part of a pipe - about 20cm diameter
2. it has a glossy glaze and is totally flat so I'm thinking a decorative tile
3. ridges on the back and a slight curve suggest part of a round dish with sides
4 I have no idea
5 more Bakelite than traditional pottery and from other pieces I saw on the beach from the same material it was something with raised semi-spheres and corresponding dimples
wishing you all a good week - I won't be round to visit until Wednesday