Blue Skies Over Edinburgh


The views from the terrace of the Forth Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh are unbeatable on a clear day.


Linked to Skywatch Friday.
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Rest and Enjoy the View


Linked to Good Fences.
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Reflective Mural


This “mural” decorates a window in Shoreditch in East London.  The clever design consists of black tape applied to a large window, with the finished image further enhanced by reflections from the buildings across the road, plus passers by and a photographer or two.

Linked to Lingering Look at Windows.
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Sacré Bleu! Sacré Cœur!

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 50

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.

The Oxford Dictionaries online give the following explanation of the slightly old-fashioned phrase, Sacré Bleu!  I love the example they give:

“A French expression of surprise, exasperation, or dismay:
Sacré bleu, you Scots speak most fantastic French”

I have a dear Scottish friend whose French is, I’m sad to say, not fantastic and who far prefers “Sacré Cœur!” as his expression of pleased astonishment.  Hence the title of this piece – thanks for the inspiration Ron.

Whichever exclamation you prefer, you may use it now:




The views down are equally awe inspiring and exclamation-invoking.



The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Welcome to week 50 and a huge thank you as always to those who entered last week. I do like to highlight a couple of posts for an honourable mention, but it’s always so hard to choose.   This week I think I’m just going to go for plain old beauty (oops, mixed metaphors there) and go for Woolly Muses’ beautiful blue starling which is so different to a British starling, and Jeannette’s inviting, Italian balconies. You can see all of the entries from this and previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are just plain nosy.

All are welcome; please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and then click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will be open for a week.

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Mr Whippy Does London


There’s nothing better than a cooling ice cream on a sweltering summer’s day.


Linked to Summer Lovin’


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Reflections of Leith


The beautiful Water of Leith

Linked to Black & White Wednesday.
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Classic New York



Wordless Wednesday – on Wednesdays  all over the internet bloggers  post a photo with no words to explain it.

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