Winter Walks around the Dean Estate

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Back in August 2015 I attended a very insightful talk by Christopher Fleet and Daniel McCannell about their book Mapping Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Book Festival.  Edinburgh has such a rich history - for example, the entire area we live in is a conservation area and every street has a fascinating story. Every so often, Ed and I look up Mapping Edinburgh to chose an area to explore.

Last Sunday we went for a walk around what was once the Dean Estate - an area designed in the beautiful neo-classical style.  It is much less buzzy than nearby Stockbridge where we live but has a quiet charm.

It was dry enough and warm enough by Scottish standards for a light coat and my Stan Smiths - good to give the duvet coat a break every so often! I did however wear my new bobble hat - I'm addicted to Topshop bobble hats!

Further proof of the strange weather were these confused cherry blossoms which were out far too early.

Much of the Dean estate was designed by the architect John Tait and I particularly like Clarendon Crescent - a very aesthetic curve of a street.

My favourite street is Ann Street - where I'm destined to live but I'm yet to find a home that fits our requirements and budget!

What I think the area could really do with is a coffee shop or two. Whilst it is close enough to Stockbridge high street, a coffee shop would enliven the place some more.

So there we are - a tiny slice of Edinburgh to have with your elevenses. Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday! Ann x

Wearing Reiss Vale coat, Uniqlo turtleneck jumper, Zara polka dot skirt, Adidas Stan Smith comfort trainers and Topshop bobble hat.

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