Water of Leith

Sandport, Leith

October 2010

Lamp Post beside the Water of Leith at Sandport, Leith - October, 2010

  Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland                                                                                                 Photo taken:  October 2010

 

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    Lamp Post beside the Water of Leith at Sandport, Leith - October, 2010

 

Water of Leith

Sandport, Leith

Lamp Posts

Thank you to Steven Oliver for allowing me to reproduce this photograph taken beside the Water of Leith at Sandport, Leith, in October 2010,  looking across the water to The Shore.

Steven sent me this photo in response to a question that I asked about street lighting in Leith.  Stephen replied, telling me that there are 23 lamp posts in Leith like the one in the centre of this photo. 

Another similar lamp post can be seen in this photo.  It is  in front of George Brown & Sons' Engineering Works, the white building in this photo on the east bank of the Water of Leith at The Shore.

Detail

Here we zoom-in to see the Leith Coat of Arms on one of these lamp posts.

   

 

Concrete Lamp Post

There is also a  newer concrete lamp post on the left of this photo.

Steven Oliver added:

"Note that the lantern on the concrete lamp post in the background of one of the photos is 'day-burning'.  i.e. a form of fail-safe mechanism for a lantern; if the timer or photocell fails, then the lantern remains on, both day and night until it is repaired.

    Lamp Post beside the Water of Leith at Sandport, Leith - October, 2010

From your photo, taken a couple of months later, in December 2010, it looks like that lantern hasn't been fixed yet"

     Photo from Bernard Street Bridge, Leith  -  Water of Leith frozen  -  Christmas Eve 2010

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  December 26, 2010

 

 

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