"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Monday, July 18, 2005

A few observations from Edinburgh

The light is very different - a clear blue-grey as opposed to the flat, exhaust-tinged glare of London.

It's not half as busy - drove round the bypass to Sighthill during rush hour this morning and it took me about 30 minutes tops. With the exception of Princes Street there are no crowds at all.

Chip and PIN seems to have only recently made inroads up here. Shop staff ask solicitously if you know your PIN before proffering the keypad...

2 comments:

Tom said...

What no bombs, armed police, blockaded streets, hysterical rumours, transport shutdowns, road closures...? Sounds shit.

john said...

it's certainly a change from London :-/

i think the slower pace of life is likely to be a bit of a double edged sword...