A Photographic Love Letter to Victoria Street

Oh, Victoria.

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Victoria Street is iconic; after all, its shopfronts inspired Harry Potter’s whimsical Diagon Alley, and it features heavily on social media travel accounts thanks to the distinctive, boldly-coloured facades that line the cobbled street twisting up a winding hill. It is a delight to experience and photograph from all angles.

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It is easy to lose yourself walking along and above it, especially on a summer day when the last golden rays of sunlight hit just right. I was lucky enough to catch it on one such day.

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Victoria Street gives way to Grassmarket, a vibrant area of Edinburgh with enticing bars and restaurants.

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Watching the sun set over the castle while sat out in a beer garden was by far one of my favourite experiences. If you’re exhausted by the commotion on the Royal Mile, this is the place to escape for some peace, quiet, and a nice half (pint, that is).

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2017081822194556546_1503109190740.pngCheery summer bunting in Haymarket  (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck.com)