Spotted in Stockbridge

12 August 2011

The other day we wandered to Stockbridge for an  evening walk. The church above is St Stephen's Church and was designed by WH Playfair and was built in the middle of the 19th century as part of the New Town. It's a very impressive building, and J said it looks a bit like a scary Victorian orphanage.

 Then we were just walking about and admiring the geometrical beauty of the street layouts and townhouses. We noticed this engraved stone plaque below, saying that a Polish composer lived here. There are lots of such engravings in Edinburgh. We need to go looking for them one day and report back on all the famous people who enjoyed the grandeur of New Town living. 

 There's also many of such ghost signs as below, which make it easier to imagine what life in Edinburgh was like a 100 or 200 years ago. Very curious indeed. I feel like there are so many mysteries that this city holds. Walking about and discovering them may well be one of our most favorite past times these days. 

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