Farty's Fortunes

Friday, 4 July 2008

Embra, Athens of the North

Well, it certainly looks a lot like a Greek ruin.

Here we see Embra's delightful West End.


Princes Street, once described by the Poet Laureate John Betjeman as the most beautiful half-street in Europe.


St Andrew Square, heart of the old financial district.


Thank feck the tourist season isn't yet upon us - what would the poor blighters think of us? No, wait...

Still, it'll all be wonderful when the trams finally return in two thousand and *cough*.

5 comments:

Giggle! said...

oh booooo! for some reason the photos aren't showing up for me!!!

*pouts* xx

Colin Will said...

And there's a warm welcome for tourists arriving in Embra by road - Sherrifhall and Seafield roundabouts ... It'll be nice when it's finished mind.

john.g. said...

Looks like the London olympic bid!

Mr Farty said...

Giggle - Exactly how much of a blast do you get out of looking at roads being excavated? Cos that's what you're missing.

Colin - Hey, I was in a queue at Seafield roundabout today! Grr...

John - It might be finished on time, but I wouldn't bet on it. (London and the tramways)

Mr H said...

Trams? Roadworks? Embra?

Are you sure?

I must be just really lucky.