Many of th old Police Boxes, now no longer used
by the Police, can be found in the streets of Edinburgh. This one is
at the eastern end of Cowgate, close to the Salvation Army building at the
foot of Pleasance.
The sign in this photo is one of several put up
in the streets to let motorists know the number of places available in car
parks in the centre of the city. Edinburgh had a reputation for
being a difficult place to park, but these signs show that for most
of the year there are usually plenty of spaces available in the car parks.
This street can be busy with night life in the
late evenings, but it was very quiet when I took this photo, early on a
Saturday afternoon - with just one small dog creeping into the picture on
The steps in the background lead to Guthrie
Street. There has been some building work in this area recently, and
I think the stairs may now be closed.