An accurate review of a handsome mews recently voted by architect's as, "The Most Beautiful Street in Edinburgh".
It houses a few "local" heroes: one of Scotland's top international painters lives there which is why all the doors and walls are the correct conservation colours, and the head of the Jazz Festival too, among other notables. The architecture is a fine mixture of the genuinely Georgian, the contemporary and the plain conventional. I love the gas lamps. You expect a handsome cab and horse to pass by any minute - a time warp. I enjoy walking through there with the kids whenever I can, admiring the shrubs and flowers.
The blossoming of the lane, if that's the right phrase, belongs to a filmmaker (I think) who pours his heart and soul and money into making the place unique. (So much so, other residents living in mews lanes in the city keep asking the council to provide the same for them as if it was all created overnight.) He has totally transformed it from the crappy backwater it used to be in the late Nineties to a pocket residential heaven, and I hear he still hasn't completed his vision. Never met the guy but the residents must pray he doesn't move home anytime soon.