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Monday 16 February 2009

The Little Sparrow In The Big City


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“Who indeed that has once seen Edinburgh, but must see it again in dreams waking or sleeping?”
- Charlotte Bronte, letter July 20th,1850

A few years ago we found out from her proud mum that our niece Jo was going be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe. Jo, who sings like the proverbial lark performs an Édith Piaf tribute act. Édith was regarded as France's most popular singer and was nicknamed the Little Sparrow. This gave us a perfect excuse for a couple of days away in our campervan. As well as seeing Jo's effervescent late night performance, we were able to wonder round this beautiful and most interesting city. A highlight for me was an afternoon at the Royal Botanic Garden, which has the most amazing greenhouses. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer. A return visit is on the cards !

Please click on the above collage if you would like to see larger images.

This is my post for this week's ABC Wednesday. Other posts on the letter E can be enjoyed here.


  1. Edinburgh - one of my favourite cities! Thank you for sharing.

  2. One of my contacts on Flickr has been uploading lots of pictures made in the Edinburgh botanical gardens recently.
    Made me wish to visit those gardens once...

  3. What a beautiful city!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I visited Edinburgh once...a long, long time ago. Hmmm. I think I NEED to go again. ;-)

  5. What a lovely collection of images - especially when you click on them

  6. Unfortunately, there's not any clip about your new "Edith Piaf" on Youtube !

  7. A lovely montage of the botanic gardens! I hope everyone enlarged the photos. Those floating leaves (of waterlilies? Lotus?) are spectacular.

  8. Your photos of Edinburgh are all lovely. No wonder you want to go back!
    Must be great fun to have a famous niece.

  9. Lived in St Andrews and used to visit Edinburgh a most beautiful and Piaf the original tortured artist.

  10. What a wonderful and beautiful place and your collage of photos is very well put together!! Pretty!
    Mountain Retreat

  11. I have always wanted to visit there. Thanks for the post.

  12. Beautiful photo collage....very pretty....

  13. Beautiful - and congratulations to your niece. What an honor that is!

  14. I wish I were better at participating in memes, but I kind of go my own way, though I enjoy reading others'. Edinburgh looks really nice, as do the gardens there. Pout pout.

  15. Lovely, really lovely and they enlarge very nicely! gail

  16. What a fun post! I love your collage. Very beautiful!

  17. Hi Anna, It seems like you had a fab time, and so lovely that you got to see your neice performing. The collage is stunning especially enlarged.

  18. Those giant lily pads are something else aren't they?

  19. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Fellow ABCers I have popped over to all your blogs I hope and have commented there :)

    Anne, I hope that you get to Edinburgh Botanic Gardens one day. I would love to return.

    Thanks Karen - I must admit the close ups do look better :)

    So many cities and gardens out there to visit Monica - it's a shame that we can't be transmitted as on board the Starship Enterprise. "Beam me up Scotty - Edinburgh' here I come" :)

    Thanks so much for your visit and comment Gail :)

    Thanks Maureen - it was lovely to share our niece's special night with her.

    Those lily pads really had the wow factor Rob !


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- Anna.