Princes Street Gardens

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Took a stroll along Princes Street Gardens the other day when the sun was shining bright and I had my camera at hand as well; so decided to take a few shots of the spring colours that have filled the gardens. Alongwith all the people lying on the green grass soaking up the sunshine, it looked like the flowers were taking in as much sunshine as they could get as well.

Now for a bit of history about the Gardens: In 1140, the Nor Loch was drained, became planted with flowers and bushes and became known as the “King’s Garden”.  The rubble and unwanted earth dug out for the foundations of the New Town were dumped by horse and cart midway along Princes Street to form the enormous 92-feet high pile that became The Mound. It divided the valley into two sections and the East Gardens and West Gardens were formed.

The fresh green colour of newly sprouted leaves alongwith the colourful blossoms give the Prince Street Gardens a unique beauty at this time of year – a beauty that I have tried to capture in these images.

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Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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