What makes Edinburgh special is its architecture. At least, that’s what makes it special to me. I know that natives would say that there was an ‚old Edinburgh‘ and that it’s gone. Just like there was a Paris or a Berlin that is gone. But in this city I feel like I am in something truely grown. British architecture in general touches something deep inside me. Some very deep fondness. As an Art Historian I was never more intrigued by architecture than by British Architecture between the Middle Ages and well after Industrialization. It has a very unique beauty. And Edinburgh still showcases this over more than just a small city center. It’s still made of it in wide parts.
And very much so in Dean Village, where this old flair meets modern living. Says the outsider, of course. But that’s what it felt to me.