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We took a weekend walk along the Water of Leith to Dean Village - which is one of the most picturesque spots in Edinburgh. I wasn't planning a Steller story - I'd have taken more photos if I had been 🤦🏻♀️ - but it was a bright (albeit chilly) and sunny spring-like day, and as it's been a while since I've shared some sunshine here, I thought I'd share just a few photos from this walk.
Well Court was commissioned in 1884 by J.R. Finlay, who was the proprietor of The Scotsman newspaper at the time, to provide housing for the village workers. The architect was Sydney Mitchell. The building featuring the clock tower was originally the community hall.
The history of Dean Village can be traced back to the 12th century. The word Dean (or 'Dene') means a deep valley, and this was once a busy industrial village with eleven mills powered by the fast flowing water.
The Dean Bridge, built 1831-2
It's doesn't matter how often you walk along this stretch of the Water of Leith, your eye is always drawn to St Bernard's Well. Designed by the landscape painter Alexander Nasmyth in 1789, the statue represents the Greek goddess of health, Hygeia.
Thank you for joining us on this short #stellerwalk. At long last, it's feeling like spring...