A Capital View

Here’s my second new find of recent times, courtesy of Belle Robertson, author of the Book of Beasties.

Alyssa Jean Popiel’s A Capital View: The Art of Edinburgh, One Hundred Artworks from the City Collection. This is a beautiful book, full of pictures (mostly paintings) of old Edinburgh, going back hundreds of years. While you won’t see much of Corstorphine in here (well, Corstorphine Hill in one painting), the author mentions her Corstorphine connections in her biography at the back. In the foreword, she also uses the phrase “rest and be thankful”, which as a lot of people in these parts know, is a beautiful spot up on Corstorphine Hill.

I’d call this a coffee table book, except that the idea of spilling coffee on such a beautiful book is sacrilege. This is well worth a look, if you can get hold of it. It is a good reminder that we live in one of the finest cities in the world – despite some architects attempts to destroy it.

Picture Credits

The cover picture falls under copyright, but hopefully is considered fair use, as it promotes said item. No infringement is intended, and it will be removed on request.

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