Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Strangely, this wee shop has had quite a chequered history. A variety of businesses have tried to make a go of things here, with nothing lasting very long. I think that may have changed now.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The steeple is from the old Eastgate church which is now the theatre and Arts Centre, while the pale green building with the four windows facing is The Green Tree hotel. To the right is the Scottish Episcopal church with the Post Office behind it.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
This is a view down the High Street, with the Mercat Cross in the foreground. Dating back several centuries, the "cross" has been moved a few times, but is pretty much back where it stood originally. It was the hub of Peebles in years gone by, the place where announcements were delivered to the townspeople, and round which the Peebles market traded. Mercat is the Scots for market, though once, one American visitor, mistook the word, asking at the tourist information centre where she could see the meercats. That caused a bit of amusement all round when the poor woman was put straight!