ART The Gallery of Modern Art 556 892] Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.Sun 2-5pm has moved from its verdant position in the Botanic Gardens to Belford Road. which is slightly out of the city but worth the trip ( l3 or41 bus from George Street). The moving sculpture by George Rickey Two Lines Fixed. Three Moving. waves its antennae-like arms at you from the lawn. Amongst the sculpture inside. don't miss Giacometti‘s bronze Woman with her Throat Cut. the uncannin life-like Model in Repose by John de Andrea. whom you want to touch and waken and the American pair. 'I'ourt'sts by Duane Hanson. an evocative send-up in fiberglass and polyester resin. At the touch ofa button. Tinguely‘s wooden bead curtain La Jalousie No 2 (meaning both blind and jealousy) will spring into (electric) life.
In the National GalleryThc Mound. off Princes Street. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm (no cafe) there are some fine Titains and lmpressionists(from l Aug-l9 Oct the Lighting up the Landscape exhibition will extend this oeuvre with many early examples and comparisons). There is also the new proud boast the Bernini bust of Cardinaldel Pozzo. but no longer. unfortunately. the Mantegna Adoration ofthe Magi which went afterall to the Paul Getty Museum. Malibu. at no little cost (£82 million) and no less controversy. Tht
painting with which the gallery is most associated is Raeburn’s famous Reverend Robert Walker a clergyman balanced with unlikely
grace on the ice at Duddingston Loch.
BIKES. The city centre isn‘t ideal for cycling. being hilly and windy and the combination ofcobbles and gradient could well prove too much for cyclist and cycle. However. there are lots ofattractive rural. and most importantly. flat cycle paths nearby. Maps and factsheets (5p) available from Spokes. 53 George IV Bridge. EHl lEJ 225 6906 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (in the Friends of the Earth office.)
BATHS The Commonwealth Pool is currently closed to the public. first for the Commonwealth Games. then for repairs to the roof. It isn’t due to re-open until the beginning of December. Unfortunately it is the best. and also the longest. of the pools in the city. The following are all 25 yards or metres and cost 35p adults; 20p children. Tel 667 7211 for details.
Glenogle Baths Glenogle Road (27 é’e 23 buses from Hanover Street). 40 minute sessions. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm. Sat 9am-3pm. Sun 9am-l 1 .25am. Dairy Baths. Caledonian Crescent (26. 4. ~14 & l buses from Princes Street). 40 minute sessions Mon-Fri at noon. 2pm. 3pm and 4pm. Also Tues. Thurs 6’; Fri eve at 5pm 6‘: 7pm Sat 9am-3pm. Sun 9am-l 1.40am. Leith Baths. Junction Place. Leith ( l6
bus). Mon-Fri 9am-7pm. Sat 9am-3pm. Closed Sunday.
CAFES For breakfast and value try The Sauceboat. l BernardStreet. Leith 554 3628 where Luigi will cook an excellent breakfast from 7am (Mon-Fri. open until 2.30pm) or the Gazebo Restaurant. 146Dundas Street 556 9862. Mon—Fri 8am-4pm (for Restaurant. read cafe. but one ofthe best of its type). For the view tryJohn Lewis's St James‘ Centre. Leith Walk 556 912 l . Tues. Wed 6'; Fri 9am-5pm. Thurs 9. 30am-7pm. Sat 9am-5.3()pm. closed Mondays. The view (across the Firth of Forth) is much better than the decor so make sure you sit by a window and don’t let them show you to a table round to the left. where there is no smoking but no view either. Also for the view (this time ofthe castle) try Next 1 l9 Princes Street (upstairs) 226 2948 Mon-Sat 9.3(lam-5pm and Jenners Princes Street "South St
David Street 225 24-12. Mon-Sat ; 9.3(lam-5pm on the second floor.
beyond its Harrods-esque Food Hall. You are deliciously close to the trees in Princes Street Gardens. but move towards the west end of the
cafe for more of the leafiness. less of
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the Scott monument. lt also has interesting tubular bulbs under its low red lampshades. although £1. 10 for a (large) vitality orange juice seems pretty high however low your vitality. For convenience there is the new Tea Kist above Elizabeths. l2
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High Street. for the outdoors. the Netherbow Arts Centre 43 High Street 556 9579. Mon~Sat 10am-4.30pm and an hour before performances (there is no licence because it is on Church ofScotland premises). For Sundays try Jameson's Tea Room. ll East Norton Place (weekdays and Sundays noon-5pm). lt is pleasantly old-fashioned(‘Morning Coffee. ' Light Lunches. Afternoon Tea) and excellent Hot Chocolate. For Vivaldi and chairs upholstered in red and pink velveteen flowers. there is the Breadwinner. l Raeburn Place. Stockbridge 332 3864 Mon-Sat 9.3(lam-5pm and. just starting evenings 7pm-10pm. Sundays noon-5pm. They serve light lunches and an interesting choice of teas and coffee (hot or iced).
CATHEDRALS St Giles Cathedral High Street. [I was. in fact. only a cathedral briefly. 1633-38 (when Charles 1 introduced bishopsinto the Presbyterian Church of Scotland) and again 1661-89. The title stuck after the Reformation. but strictly speaking. its not so much a cathedral. its more ofa High Kirk. It is an imposing Georgian Gothic structure casing a Victorian interior developed from an early 12th century beginning. St Mary‘s Cathedral Palmerston Place. The triple-spired and attractive liispiscopalian cathedral which makes a dramatic focal point to the view along Melville Street.
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