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the-outer-topic:The people that time forgot

The people that time forgot

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Picture: Goodbye to Leith Street’s bendy bridge

Leith Street’s curvy footbridge has been dismantled.<p>Hacked into pieces as part of the ongoing St James revamp. City of Edinburgh Council say the …

Hidden Door festival to revive abandoned old Leith Theatre

Hidden Door festival returns to Edinburgh at the end of May for ten days and nights of theatre, music, art, spoken word and film in the rooms, …

Art Deco

loftylovin:Elrod House ~

Elrod House ~

On National Puppy Day, watch as pups prepare to become service dogs

It's only fitting on National Puppy Day that we check in on some young retrievers learning how to become model citizens.<p>The dogs are part of the …

Here's a Golden Retriever Riding a Pony Just In Case You Needed Some Weird Today

File this under: Dogs with more skills than us.<p>Kaspar the pony met Monza the golden retriever when she was just five months old. While most horses …

I Took My Passion For Photography Onboard With Me On My Job As A Seaman And Here’s The Result

I've been a seaman for almost 18 years, but it wasn't until 2010, when I got my first DSLR that I discovered my passion for photography and, more …

How I Went From Being A Corporate Middle Manager To Cutting Intricate Papercut Street Maps

I’m Andrew and I make a living cutting thousands of holes from sheets of paper to reveal street maps of interesting places.<p>About two years ago I was …

Hip(ea)ster Road: 6 reasons why Leith is among UK’s ‘most trendy’ locations

It’s not news to those that live there of course, but Leith’s cultural stock has never been higher.<p>So much so in fact that this week it was named one …

Edinburgh

Trainspotting's ‘Banana Flats’ given category A protected status in Edinburgh

A block of flats in Edinburgh that featured in <i>Trainspotting</i> has been given listed status. The award from Historic Envionment Scotland means that Cables Wynd House – better known as the ‘Banana Flats’ due to its curved shape – cannot be altered or demolished.<p>The block in Leith features in Irvine …

10+ Babies Who Ruined Their Parent’s Pinterest-Perfect Photoshoots

Babies are cute and babies are adorable. But they're also full of pee and poo, and babies aren't afraid to make you aware of this fact at the most …

Man Devotes His Life To Adopting Old Dogs Who Can’t Find Forever Homes

Months kept passing after Steve Greig’s beloved dog died, but he still felt crushed. That’s when he decided he should give another dog a good life. …

Hero Pup Honored For Lifetime Of Saving Drowning People

The brave canine also once rescued a fellow dog.<p>All dogs go to heaven, but they don’t all get medals of honor.<p>Whizz, a Newfoundland who died this month at the age of 12, was honored with a posthumous award by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a U.K.-based veterinary charity, for his …

Pets

Five Edinburgh pubs transformed beyond recognition

Filming of Trainspotting 2 is now under way in Edinburgh, 20 years after the original adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel burst on to the screens. But …

Edinburgh

Why is there a monument to Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh?

TODAY marks Presidents’ Day in the United States, or Washington’s Birthday to give it its official name.<p>George Washington, the first president of the …

How to Train a Dog to Walk on Slippery Floors

iStockphoto<p>Veterinary visits can be stressful for dogs. One of my greatest joys as a trainer lies in teaching dogs to relax and even enjoy the …

Pets

Breathtaking Underwater Museum Turns Ocean Floor Into Art Gallery And Doubles As Artificial Reef

Museo Atlantico, Europe’s first underwater contemporary art museum deployed the first phase of sculptures by internationally acclaimed sculptor Jason …

Dog Adopts Orphaned Opossums, Gives Them Awesome Rides On Her Back

These baby opossums were orphaned when their mother was killed by a dog in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They were found by Stephanie Maldonado, a dog …

The Royal Yacht Britannia Lego replica to be unveiled in Leith

<b>A Lego replica model of the Queen's former floating palace, The Royal Yacht Britannia, is to be unveiled at the five-star attraction in Leith.</b><p>Created using 40,000 Lego bricks, and measuring more than 11ft (3m), the 1:37 scale model will go on display at Britannia's visitor centre on Saturday.<p>It has …

Lego

Looking back at Edinburgh’s notorious Leith Fort

ITS imposing gated entry and brown brick walls became synonymous with trouble – a high rise housing estate with a reputation for violence and …

North Sea

Edinburgh is magical. But a tourist tax could break its spell

I love my city, but I’ve seen how prices go through the roof during the festivals, and this new levy goes too far. We’ve got to stop fleecing our visitors<p>Last August, at a pop-up bar in a crumbling Edinburgh church-turned-venue, I paid just shy of £30 for two gin and tonics. There was no ice. No …

Scotland

21 Life Lessons From Cats

There's a lot us, humans, can learn from our feline friends. 21 examples below from New York Times bestselling authors & illustrators Lisa Swerling & …

Bestsellers

David Bowie’s Last Photo Shoot Before His Death

This is how you want to be remembered: David Bowie’s last photoshoot, done to promote his new album Blackstar, show the star dressed in a black …

25+ Animals That Sleep Wherever They Please

It's hard being an adorable animal, so tiring, that sometimes a nap is unavoidable! In fact, the smaller the animal, the more sleep it seems to need: …

This Selfie Taking Cat Takes Better Selfies Than You

Manny the cat loves to take selfies, or at least fondle GoPro cameras. According to Instagram user @yoremahm, Manny learned to use the camera by …

Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go

Imagine moving your family to a new city every few years. This is what Siberian goldsmith Ola Shekhtman does on a regular basis in order to …