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A walk down memory lane (aka The Royal Mile)

A glorious day today, spent with two great friends I rarely get to see, as we converged in Edinburgh for a weekend. This is where I was at university, 30 years ago, and today we walked the length and breadth of the city, stopping off in coffee shops and, as the day wore on, bars. I have bored them rigid with my memories, pointing out the places I used to live, the shops and pubs that are unchanged, the spots where something absolutely hilarious took place, except you probably had to be there. 

We're staying near the foot of the Royal Mile, where I snapped this picture of a street entertainer delighting children with a blizzard of bubbles. No profound publishing-related points to draw out from this, just unashamed nostalgia and a sense that even on a street as historic as this, every time you walk down it, it's a different street. 

The Royal Mile

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2 responses to 'A walk down memory lane (aka The Royal Mile)'

Marie-Therese says

I haven't been on that street since 1988, but I'm going to be on it again in September with my husband, who is an American MacDonald. This will be his first trip to Edinburgh. Thanks for this post and photograph. I'm getting excited!

Added on 12 June 2017 at 12:19

Alison Jones says

Ah, I could have passed you on the street, Marie-Therese! I hope you have a wonderful trip back, and that your husband falls in love with it too (and, of course, finds his tartan...)

Added on 12 June 2017 at 20:35

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