Tollcross in central Edinburgh is a really interesting area. It sits right at the end of Lothian Road as it hits the Meadows and is two minutes away from both the centre of Old Town and two moments away from New Town, so it’s a really convenient area (well, minus parking but parking anywhere in Edinburgh is a nightmare). You have different parts of Tollcross, the part on Lothian Road which was more industrial style flats. East Tollcross has new apartments and some are really nice. Home Street is just shit. I’ve photographed several flats in Home Street and the last one had a screecher in the building. There are some serious drug addicts in the area and while I was photographing a flat there I could hear someone screeching in the stairwell. Not good!
Then you have the part that goes up Lauriston Place and this really does have some nice flats. This flat is just off Lauriston Place in the most unassuming street but inside I was really impressed. It was quite a large three bedroom flat with a really good size kitchen and a really large kitchen (yay! most bathrooms in Edinburgh are tiny!).
So this flat is typical Edinburgh, go in one direction and it’s dire, go another ok, go another great and go another and you have a gem of a property like this.