Yes, it was the large circle and arrows painted
on the road that captured my attention when I took the photo though, to be
fair, I've exaggerated them a bit by using a wide angle lens for the
In some parts of Edinburgh the road markings seem
to be sympathetic to the surroundings. e.g. Most of the roads
through Holyrood Park, under the management of Historic Scotland, do not
allow parking, Fortunately they have not been painted with double
yellow lines, and road signs in the park have been sympathetically places
against rocks rather than on poles.
However, in some parts of Edinburgh road signs
and road markings have not been very sympathetic to surroundings and/or
have been confusing or not very helpful. Some seem to have
included too much or too little information to be easily interpreted.
at the Mound
at St Andrew Square.
I have also
photographed several other signs around the city, but have not yet found
the time to add these to the EdinPhoto web site.
I have reported
several of the signs that appear to me to be misleading to the 'Clarence'
phone line. Sometimes they have acted promptly, other times
there seems to have been no action.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: January 8,