After turning right we ended up in the Mews area - the Edinburgh New Town mainly consists of grand tenement buildings and town houses. Mews are small houses built at the back of the grand rows of sandstone buildings. They used to be servants' quarters in the past, and now serve as trendy properties perfect for quirky conversions. If we were ever going to stay in Edinburgh for good I would be saving my pennies for one of those houses.
^^ I'm fascinated by modern mews conversions. This one was one of the best ones we've seen that day.
We walked on towards the Dean Village.
This house is slightly unusual, reminds me of case study houses from California.Dean Valley itself is a place by the river which used to be a settlement famous for its mills. It's a little known place for tourists and one that we only dscovered after about 4 years of living in the city. This house reminded me of New York brownstones.
And 18th century vs 20th century
It was a good afternoon. Reminded me of when I first arrived here and was quite taken by this grand city.
PS. Here is a link to our walk on Google maps including the route and places I mentioned in this post. I will add more Edinburgh walks this year.