Please click on each image to play each short film on Edinburgh. These films are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year … Continue reading For my mum and dad
I recently came across this delightful map of Hawkhill and its observatory. Before it was demolished this Georgian villa used to neighbour Holyrood Palace, just below Salisbury crags. The title … Continue reading “The MOCK DOCTOR, not acted before this season”
This John Adam Villa was demolished in 1971. James Simpson saved the interior paintings by William Delacour.
William Delacour (also known as William Delacourt or William De la Cour) was a French painter. He settled in Edinburgh in March 1760 and, in Edinburgh, was appointed the first … Continue reading A forgotten artist