Monochrome Madness (2-47) house hunting and I dream of Scotland

The weeks are flapping by on ever so tiring  wings! I’m behind with you all and my own blogging! I’m still hunting and now am including condo’s in my search- if I can get one by the sea!! My surroundings are very important to me and I think of well known Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson who designed the law courts and University with terraced waterfalls and gardens.

Though his designs were often boxy, location,  landscaping and picture windows always succeeded in bringing nature  indoors so that you felt you were living in a  forest or park.  My sister lives in a townhouse on the mainland designed by him and her front room window is like a huge painting of a gently sloping garden grove, full of flowering shrubs, deciduous trees and tall evergreens;-  where the setting sun fans out in rays onto her patio.   Her place is always filled with light.  She is a painter and one of her works is on display at the Richmond Art Gallery.

Dream on!  She and her husband own two places and I’m the poor  country mouse! 😀

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Arthur Erickson Design

 And now to my dream of Monochrome Madness and of places I would rather live!! Leanne’s theme this week is straight.

So here is a lane in Lothian

Edinburgh Lane
A lane  in Lothian (East Edinburgh suburb)

Do visit Leanne Cole to view a grand gallery of images.

river gull sepia
a gull on the River Tay
Perth on the River Tay framed
Picture postcard of Perth! ( a cousin lives here)

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  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    Better late than never and here I am going through another beautiful post with fantastic architectural details concerning A.Erickson’s innovative designs.
    I am standing behind the picture window and I can really feel nature inside … A great source of inspiration for painters like your sister,Cybele Dear!And,what about you,”poor country mouse”?Still house hunting?As I am reading your next posts,I’ll find out myself.Now,I have started walking on the magnificent lane with the perfect linear perspective and I am looking at the reflective waters of the river.Your nostalgia is obvious,you have good reasons,my friend.The beautiful gull is rather pensive,it sympathises with you,it can understand your nostalgia,too …

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    1. thank you so much dear Doda! Yes I am still house hunting. It’s a bit of an ordeal as I don’t have a lot of money to invest in it but the right one will turn up when it is supposed to. Oh I wish I could live in Scotland but alas it is even more expensive there than here in Canada lol. Thank you for your empathy Doda!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        Here in Greece we say that “Every hindrance is for good”,ask Nikos about it …
        Good luck,dear Cybele.Take care ~ **

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      2. good quote!! I will! 🙂

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  2. Amy says:

    A beautiful gallery! I love the A lane in Lothian specially. 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Amy!

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  3. Maria F. says:

    The images are more enchanting!

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  4. Ali Isaac says:

    Cybele, you should move to Ireland! You could take your pick of beautiful homes for sale with gorgeous views.

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    1. oh if only I could afford!!! I feel so at home in both Ireland and Scotland Having some of both in my blood!!

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      1. Ali Isaac says:

        A holiday home, then??? 😁

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      2. do you have any in mind!! 🙂 Cheap but charming?! 😀

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      3. Ali Isaac says:

        Well I can have a look around???

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      4. we’ve often thought we’d like to rent a cottage for a month or some such. At the moment our dollar is suffering which puts a hold on a lot of things!!

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      5. Ali Isaac says:

        I guess so. But it does sound like a very romantic thing to do. 💕

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  5. Beautiful images! I love the cobblestone street, and gull images! We don’t have that gull here, nor many cobblestone streets.

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    1. very true! thanks Deb!

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  6. Norma says:

    Lovely photos. And good luck with your search, Moon. 🙂 House does matter, but just like you even I like open space and a bit of greenery around the house.

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    1. Yes!! Thanks so much Norma!

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  7. Sorry to hear about your house-hunting struggles. But don’t give up. It just means that the right one hasn’t gone on the market for you yet! You’ll find it. I can see why you want to hold out for one of or a similar one of the Erickson designs. Beautiful! As are all your photos!

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    1. haha Linda, I could never afford an Erickson!! But something will turn up!! I must be patient!! Thanks dear friend!

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  8. robert87004 says:

    I suspect you will find the perfect place…eventually. 🙂 Lovely photos of Lothian and Perth, Hannah.

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    1. thanks my friend!

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  9. Love the lane in Lothian. You have a lovely way of doing B&W. My Mum comes for Perth in West AU. Your Perth postcard looks pretty.

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    1. many thanks Sherry! Yes, I know there is Perth there too!!

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  10. jannatwrites says:

    Your photos are beautiful. I’ve not traveled much so I always like photos of faraway places I’ll never go to. I hope your search for a place turns up a comfortable home for you. I can relate to being behind on blogging. Between my inability to be positive and my hundreds of emails, I think I’m avoiding it. Just remember, even poor country mice can find joy 🙂

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    1. this mouse is grateful for your comment Janna!! You take care too!!

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  11. Nurul Lubis says:

    Beautiful as always, Cybele

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    1. thanks so much Nurul!

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  12. Maverick ~ says:

    Lovely images, I like all of those views. 🙂

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    1. thank you Maverick!!

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  13. lauramacky says:

    Beautiful images! Good luck with your search. I’ve missed so much including why you are moving. I hope it’s a good thing!

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    1. thanks Laura, yes my blogging has suffered. Keeping up has been harder these days!

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  14. Isn’t the lane in Lothian just beautiful!!

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  15. Your wings may be getting tired, but hopefully they’ll take you to the perfect nest eventually. The black headed gulls are starting to get their black heads here now that it’s spring and I saw a whole gaggle of them today at the coast 🙂

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    1. they are lovely!! we don’t have them in Canada! oh eventually I will get there!!

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  16. What a magical image, sky looks like water. Beautiful!

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    1. Many thanks Lore!! So pleased you like it. Pop over more often!!

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      1. I wish I had more time! ❤

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      2. me too! I’m way behind these days!

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  17. Beautiful city street alongside the river. Love the filtering.

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    1. isn’t it!! Thank you Tares!!

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  18. All are lovely! I especially like your photo of the cobblestone street with the light shining on it.

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    1. thanks so much Pam!

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      1. You are welcome!

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  19. pike says:

    You create so beautiful images, Cybele!

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    1. thank you so much Pike!

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