Wednesday 16 November 2011: Early at the fishmarket in Newhaven
This is the fishmarket in Newhaven. Newhaven fishmarket was built in 1896 and used to be the main fishmarket in Edinburgh. In the 1990s, due to its bad state of repair, it was restored. They opened a Harry Ramsden fish restaurant in the south end of the building and a heritage museum in the middle part.
The Newhaven Heritage Museum closed its doors in 2006, but wasn't reopened. In its place there is now the Welch's fishmonger shop. The Harry Ramsden fish restaurant closed and now, in its place, there's the Loch Fyne Restaurant. The northern part of the building is kept as a wholesale fish market, but the fish sold there now comes from Peterhead.
As you may have noticed from the clock at the back of the picture, it was ten to five in the morning!!! Yes, I got up at four today to go and take pictures at the fishmarket. I was informed that Wednesdays were not really busy days, so it was rather quiet. I don't think any of the pictures I took is worth sending to the competition, but I might send one just because I had to get up so early to take them, and I'd like to think it was worth the effort!
Went back home, fell asleep, and ended up going to Glengoyne distillery too late. Photography wasn't allowed inside either because of the toxic fumes and high alcohol content of the stuff in there, so my visit was fruitless photography wise, but I got to taste four different Glengoyne whiskies plus a free whisky tour. The perks of being a whisky ambassador!
Anyway, so it's been a long day off, and now I'm just relaxing at home.
Thanks very much for all your nice comments! I hope you all had a good day! :)