Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The Sad Fate of Steadfast Gate.

Do you know how one often passes by without stopping and taking note?  For a year to and from work, I passed by the monument on Edinburgh's Steadfast Gate, which forms a junction on the cycle and walking paths between Victoria Park in Trinity and The Water of Leith.

Taking advantage of the fine weather ahead of Storm Frank, due here this evening, I was walking,  only to discover the scene below.

The benches have been vandalised and graffitied.  Cobbles have been ripped up and moss allowed to grown between those who remain.

The Stones from The Sinclair Fountain have been damaged by  burning plastic on them, and the fountain itself contains an empty can of Iron Bru.

This little monument and rest area is south-facing and offers nice views across Arthur's Seat and Carlton Hill.  It is a shame that it has been allowed to fall into such disrepair.

I will be forwarding my photographs on to Edinburgh Council.

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