Friday, January 13, 2006

E is For Edinburgh


This week's Illustration Friday submission. Edinburgh is my current home and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The particular bit that I have drawn is Victoria Street, a winding colourful street that curves up from the Grassmarket. It is, of course, named after me!

In all seriousness, if you ever get the chance to visit Edinburgh jump to it like a shot. I came up to see someone else and ended up moving here. The architecture is amazing, the vibe is fantastic and- despite being a capital city- it has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I'll stop now before I start sounding like I'm being paid by the Scottish Tourist Board!

14 comments:

Scott Henderson said...

very nice drawing. nice city too, i have been meaning to come up to see the new parliament building.

Queen Tut said...

Nice perspective!

Paul said...

I like your drawing style! It has character.
Cheers, Paul

Chrissy said...

I love this. I remember that street very well - my friend and I had just gone to the Last Drop for dinner and walked up for a pub. Thanks for the memory.

kay susan said...

Really nice drawing. Good colours. Very nice job.

ValGalArt said...

this is great! i love it and thanks for telling me, i would love to go now!!!

madretz said...

Wonderful Illo!
I'll definitely put Edinburgh on my list of places to go.

violetismycolor said...

very, very nice...and I HAVE been to Edinburgh several times and loved it. My son goes to St Andrew's for college and we have gotten over the ocean to visit...

Teri C said...

This E was definitely made for you. This is so neat! Love it.

Alexa Brett said...

Lovely illo! I love the angle and the colours. I hope I get to visit there one day!

Anonymous said...

Educational Effort with Edinburgh!

carla said...

Well, when I ever have the oportunity to visit Scotland, I will most ceratinly visit Edinburgh! I love the way you draw us into the turn of the street...it's enticing us to take a walk and explore:>

welshwitch36 said...

You have some really good drawings, I love the useless/ful snippets too :-)

cristosova said...

Thanks for reminding me that I had always wanted to come up to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival.
Indeed, the E is for.. was just made for you :)