An Early Christmas Greeting from Edinburgh – Ink and Acrylic in a Watercolour Moleskine

There is a fresh air of optimism in our capital city. For well over a year it has been impossible to gain access to the south side of Princes Street because of the new tram works. The contractors have kept their promise, by finishing the track laying on time, and it is possible to walk along both sides of our famous street again. This means our famous street party can take place on Hogmanay which is the main festival in Scotland.

This is the scene at the centre of the street, overlooking the castle. The trees are strung with thousands of lights, guaranteed to get even Scrooge into the Christmas spirit. Towards the East end a Funfair and Market has materialised. There is also a skating rink where the likes of me can view those brave enough trying to stay upright. I just hope everyone remembers what Christmas is really about.

I’ve made a small video of the general scenery and this can be viewed at:

When the time comes, enjoy your Christmas. Seasons Greetings – Bob