Seafield Allarthurseat_from_seafield01Looking over the houses at Abercorn and Willowbrae and the patchy slopes of Whinny Hill.arthurseat_from_seafield02Zoomed in a little more on the patches of gorse on Whinny Hill.piershill0As seen from the slopes of Whinny Hill, the northern part of Arthur's Seat. Visible in the middle distance are Piershill Square East and Piershill Square West. In the distance to the North is Craigentinny Golf Course, Seafield and the Firth of Forth.Portobello2SeafieldSeafield is not number one as a tourist destination. Part of Leith Docks is visible behind.seafield09300m further east is this railway siding on the north side of Seafield Road. The wagon bears the legend English Welsh & Scottish Railway.seafield08It's obviously been a while since this train went anywhere.seafield10SLEEPING BEAUTY! proclaims the bilboard to passing motorists on Seafield Road. The train sleeps in the siding but its beauty lies in the eye of the beholder - should the beholder be impressed by heavy metal engineering.seafield11The engineering is sufficiently innovative to be patented. The text is cast in steel.seafield12crematoriumA few metres east is the entrance to Seafield Crematorium and Cemetery. A footpath passes above the entrance on a former railway line.seafield18About 110m east of the the crematorium entrance is this barely used footbridge over the branch railway line. A few paces away is a crossing making climbing unnecessary.seafield19climbing the steps onto the bridge affords views. This shot shows Seafield Road through the rusty ironwork.seafield20This is the view east from the bridge, showing the rail crossing and the tenements at the corner of Seafield Street - which leads to the Eastern General Hospital.seafield23A familiar view to motorists heading along Seafield Road from Leith to Portobello. The triangular hill on the horizon is North Berwick Law.seafield25Looking back west along to the tenements beside Seafield Street. There's a freight train - perhaps taking imported coal to Cockenzie Power Station, and a cyclist headed east.SalamanderStreet01Preserved by additional brickwork and perhaps one day resurrected as a historic facade. Salamander Street connects Baltic Street to Seafield Road and runs east-west between Leith Links and Leith Docks.Seafield2018(01)This and the remainder are from a walk westwards from Portobello to Leith.Seafield2018(02)Seafield2018(03)Seafield2018(04)Seafield2018(05)Seafield2018(06)Seafield2018(11)Arthur's Seat from Seafield shoreSeafield2018(12)Seafield2018(15)Seafield2018(16)Seafield2018(17)1st view of giant graffitiSeafield2018(18)Seafield2018(19)Seafield2018(20)giant graffitiSeafield2018(21)Seafield2018(22)giant graffiti YOUTZ CROOKSSeafield2018(23)Seafield2018(24)Seafield2018(25)These steps are at regular intervals along the sea wall.Seafield2018(26)Seafield2018(27)Seafield2018(28)Seafield2018(29)Seafield2018(30)Seafield2018(31)Seafield2018(32)Seafield2018(33)These steps are at regular intervals along the sea wall.Seafield2018(34)Seafield2018(35)Seafield2018(36)Looking back to the east towards PortobelloSeafield2018(37)North Berwick Law visible in the distanceSeafield2018(38)North Berwick Law visible in the distanceSeafield2018(39)The path on top of the sea wallSeafield2018(40)Seafield2018(41)Seafield2018(42)Seafield2018(44)Seafield2018(45)Seafield2018(46)Seafield2018(47)Seafield2018(48)Approaching Leith DocksSeafield2018(49)Seafield2018(50)Seafield2018(51)Seafield2018(52)derelict, vandalisedSeafield2018(53)Marine EsplanadeSeafield2018(54)Seafield2018(55)Albert RoadSeafield2018(56)Seafield2018(57)Seafield2018(58)Seafield2018(59)Seafield2018(60)Seafield2018(61)Seafield2018(62)Seafield2018(63)No obvious escape to civilisation...Seafield2018(64)Unofficial pedestrian route to the next part of Albert RoadSeafield2018(65)Albert Road heading WNW to the closed gate at Bath RoadSeafield2018(66)Albert Road heading WNW to the closed gate at Bath Road (getting nearer)AlbertRoadGateI had to climb over this gate to get into Bath Road.