Then, we went to the French Institute for the Bulles, Jazz, Blues exhibition. The exhibition was fun and interesting to see, but for us it was also a good excuse to see a very impressive Edinburgh townhouse from the inside - so impressive, with its grand staircase and the views over the Dean Valley.
|Isn't this couple on the left sweet? Also, I want a dress just like the one in the top left picture in the comics on the right.|
After stocking up on some pear cider, we ended up in the Inverleith park in Stockbridge. We ate almond cake, read magazines, admired the view, the clouds and sun bathed - it was a perfect Saturday afternoon. Stockbridge is my favourite neighborhood in Edinburgh. There are plenty of little thrift shops, fish- and cheese-mongers, wine merchants, two huge parks just a stone throw away. It feels like the kind of place where people would know each other's neighbours and the dog walkers would stop to chat with each other - a real sense of community. it may be just my first impression but I definitely want to live there one day.
|Can you spot the Edinburgh castle?|
Hopefully, we'll have a couple more days like that this summer. Sometimes I wonder why we chose to live in a place where sunshine is such a rare luxury, but then I love that we can just walk around the city and get to the places we like without taking a single bus, that it's so leafy, that it has a feel of a town more than a capital, that there is still so much to discover about it. So we're staying. At least for another couple of years.
* pictures from the exhibition Bulles, Jazz Blues - copyright by the French Institute in Edinburgh.