Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Living in Edinburgh

As quite a few Bloggy persons have been in Edinburgh over the last few weeks for the Edinburgh Festival, I thought I would show you some photos of a typical Scottish tenement flat, although this one was a tip as it is student accomadation and my son was moving out at the end of last term, also it hasn't been particularly looked after and updated.

Old tenement blocks in a lot of the Scottish cities are build in this mellow stone. They tend to have high ceilings and large windows which makes them cold in winter (Scottish winters are the coldest in the UK)

The internal hallway

A bedroom

Part of the internal hall

The kitchen/diner

The high ceiling in would would have been the sitting room.

What would have been the sitting room but now a bedroom, look at that large bedroom.

The landing and staircase leading to the flat.

This is the second old tenement flat SofM has lived in whilst living in Edinburgh. This coming year he is going to be living in a brand new flat with all mod cons which will lovely for him but the disadvantage is that he will have to keep it much cleaner - lol. A lot of student accomadation with private landlords is grotty - to say the least!


Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Love the floor! That would make a great quilt design!!

Mrs Dibble said...

Lucky boy....would love to have studied in Edinburgh....looks quite presentable compared to a couple of the student houses I inhabited all those years ago

Heidi said...

I want that landing and staircase! I love the tile floor. Thank goodness that is still in tact. What a great place for your son to spend his student days.

Hugs from Holland ~

Sian said...

Hi there! I'm saying hello and thanks for dropping by my blog. I loved looking at these pictures - i've always wanted to know what one of those handsome buidings looks like inside - even if it did bring back memories of some freezing student winters!