August 18, 2006

Georgian Edinburgh

Charlotte Square in the New Town is a fine example of a Georgian Square. Lined on all four sides by lovely buildings such as this one, and with a large park in the centre which throughout the month of August plays host to the Edinburgh Book Festival. Among the hundreds of authors and journalists participating in this year's book festival are Martin Amis, Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh, Ian Banks, Jasper Fforde, Roddy Doyle and Seamus Heaney to name just a handful.


An Honest Man said...

It's just unfortunate that so many of the buildings have been converted from town house into office.

Xen said...

Indeed - actually I worked in one when I was through in Edinburgh. It was very beautiful from the outside (and in the boardroom...) but I worked in the rather miserable basement!

It's a lovely part of town to wander round though