You know you are well and truly home in Edinburgh when the streets are choc-a-bloc with tourists speaking every language under the sun and it's raining.
However His Lordship and I beat the rain with a certain amount of satisfaction, to shop in Princes Street and George Street where we came across this 14ft galvanised steel chariot horse-Rook, from the Game of Kings chess set by the Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott. He made it as a commission to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Jewellery shop Hamilton and Inches in front of which it stands.
The horse was a reminder of the two beautiful *horses who lived in a field over the fence 6 feet from our cottage door in Sutton and who came at all times of the day to say hello in the hope we had something on offer to eat.
Rook needs no feeding
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