Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 10 - Edinburgh cont

More photos from the Hop On Hop Off
The White Hart Inn is one of the six pubs that between them almost line the north side of Edinburgh's Grassmarket. Externally it is remarkably imposing with its attractive green decor, hanging baskets and pavement seating or "sitooterie".

The front door is nothing short of monumental, being topped off by a collection of extravagant features including an impressive carving of a white hart, though it has to be said, one whose yellow eyes make it look remarkably demonic! The name dates back to an incident in 1128 when King David I encountered a white stag while hunting in what is now Holyrood Park.

Washroom sign in the White Hart:

Some more photos

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