Hygieia goddess of health stands in her circular Greek style temple beside
the Water of Leith in central Edinburgh.
This statue commissioned around 1888, replaced the original version (below).
The building is reached via a public footpath close to St. Bernard's Bridge.
Not my dog.......although I did find out his name was Louis!
There's a rural feel about the place and it's quite easy to forget we are in the city.
The development at street level.
St. Bernard's Bridge is accessed from the left of the picture.
Dr James Hutton (1726-1816) - doctor,geologist, and experimental agriculturalist.
He is accredited with being the first scientist to consider the earth to be alive.
Portrait by Henry Raeburn.
Writer Elizabeth Hamilton (1756-1816) by Henry Raeburn.
Fiddler and bard Neil Gow (1727-1807) by Henry Raeburn.
Entrance to the old market place.
In a nearby shop window,Nipper the dog listens to his master's voice.
Creating healing vibrations of a different sort the gramophone
brought music into the homes of millions.
Thank you for visiting
Raeburn portraits and temple engraving - image source Wikipedia.