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Joanna

Colin Baxter raised the bar for postcards - I never buy any others when I'm in Scotland, the're never as nice

Joanna

Mary

Now I know what my first purchase will be when I arrive in Edinburgh next month! Thanks.

Dark Puss

Mary, if you do not already own it, may I suggest that your second purchase be Edinburgh (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Scotland) by J Gifford, Yale University Press; New edition (1984), ISBN-13: 978-0300096729

I think you will find it both fascinating and invaluable during your stay in Edinburgh.

Mr Cornflower

And a third might be Looking up in Edinburgh by Jane Peyton (in Cormflower's right hand side bar under 'Art and Architecture', as is the Pevsner); based on the insight that most of us, most of the time, look at what is at eye level, thereby missing out on a wealth of fascinating detail. (The same insight is known intuitively to successful practitioners of children's hiding games.)

Mary

Thanks Cornflower and Dark Puss for more great suggestions. I love bookstores so it will be fun to search these gems out on my visit.

Fran

On my last trip to Edinburgh I came across a building- in the street at the side of Jenner's leading up to St Andrews[?] Square. It was covered with quotes about the city as part of Inspirational Edinburgh and there are more as you come into the main airport from the gates.
Two I noted down:
"This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful. it breaks the heart again and again." Alexander McCall Smith

" On a breeze
Catch the past
A cobble mile
Of trodden path.

Feel it's life
Course through
Your veins
You'll never leave
All will stay" Helen Walker Walk on an Edinburgh Street

Both sum up well how I feel about the city.

Cornflower

Yes, I've seen these too, and they are so apt.

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