Friday, 26 August 2016

The Wild West of East Scotland

A little hidden gem in my home town of Edinburgh is our Wild West! 



We have a hidden set that looks like it has just come out of a cowboy flick. I love westerns and when I found out - I moseyed on down to check it out myself.

Hidden down an alley in the Morningside area of Edinburgh there is a Wild West painted set. I believe that It was built in 1995 by Michael Faulkner as part of a furniture business, which specialised in Southwestern American style. It took 6 months to complete, and was painted by one of the artists in residence who happened to be a set designer for Euro Disney - very handy! 


It is listed as an 'attraction' on Trip Advisor although if you blink you will miss it ! Morningside is one of the nicest parts of the city, and if you are at a loose end and fancy a wander try and track this little alley down and take some cowboy inspired snaps. Although the weather may not be that of the desert - the set sure does look like a bar brawl may burst out of the swinging doors and onto the the 'mean streets of the Burgh' - its a fun find and well worth a look when you are next in town! 

address: Springvalley Gardens, MorningsideEdinburgh





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