The holy grail of Edinburgh Fringe Festival arrived and also I think tripled the population of the city for the first 3 weeks of August and I believe there was a point where I worked insane shifts for 2 weeks straight and may have become part zombie during that point.
Summer has just ended and it feels like Autumn in the streets now- I love it. I've also finished up my job at the hostel and and now beginning a new job at The Grassmarket Hotel which I am beyond stoked about. Especially while travelling, working in the hotel/hospitality industry has been fantastic. You meet so many people constantly plus are able to ensure their quick trip through Edinburgh is as good as possible. It's funny when you realise that a new guest knows NOTHING about the city and it becomes your job to suggest places for them to go- therefore becoming responsible for them getting the most from the amazing city. Kind of gratifying in a way.
I've had a few days off recently and have spent them buying new art supplies and painting/drawing a lot, taking lots of nap, picking up a stomach bug and becoming bed bound for a good 4 days, and yesterday I took myself on a wee photo adventure around the surrounding streets of where I'm now living in Haymarket/West End. I'm especially loving the change in season at the moment and the way the trees and leaves all around here and partaking in the change. The textures and colours are breathtaking.
I'll caption some of the pictures as I go!
|Every night for 3 weeks, sometimes twice a night, there were fireworks at the Military Tattoo to celebrate the Fringe Festival. They'd echo off all the city buildings and you could hear them pretty much anywhere across the city.|
|Our new flat!|
|I'm constantly looking at ceilings in this part of the world - you never see homes with as much detail as the older buildings here. It's just so beautiful how much detail they put into their architecture.|
|The view from our lounge window|
|A few favourites|
|My sister brought some crystals from Turkey (Or Malta?) over for me when she visited|
|Vive La Revolution|
|A small courtyard I found wandering around some back streets… perfect!|
|Once upon a time...|
|No matter what they said, $ is not your friend.|
|Still my favourite thing I found on this day. I wonder if they know their rusting garage is the most well patterned and coloured thing in the street. Loooove.|
|Enter Autumn and the beyond great colours and textures you are presenting right now:|
|The street I live on- just a bit further down|
Lots of love