Where to photograph in Edinburgh: Four hours in Leith

Being a 'Leither' it is always great to get back to 'Sunny Leith'.  However, with my time limited to just four hours I'll have to chance my luck with the weather and have planned to focus my energies in the 'Shore' area of the town.

Leith has undergone a mass of regeneration over the last twenty or so years with many new buildings having been built along the 'Shore' area and beyond.  As such, Leith is a heady mix of the old and modern meaning it is a must visit for any photographer in and around Edinburgh.  Get down there!

The sharp angles on this office block at the Ocean Terminal were perfect for my photography style.

The sharp angles on this office block at the Ocean Terminal were perfect for my photography style.

Originally a port town, Leith built up around the docks.  Parts of the docks are still in use so there is always activity in the area.  What is also great to see is that despite the regeneration, many original original pieces of Leith's architecture are easily found.

The Victoria Swing Bridge crosses the Water of Leith in the dock area.  Completed in 1874 it was originally used to transfer goods from shipos to storgae areas in docks

The Victoria Swing Bridge crosses the Water of Leith in the dock area.  Completed in 1874 it was originally used to transfer goods from shipos to storgae areas in docks

With only four hours in Leith I felt a bit short changed as there were so many more photography opportunities if I had just a little bit more time.  That being said, I have an excuse to return again soon.

Anywhere else I should visit in Leith or Edinburgh?

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