Although I photograph their trees, the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links are mostly open space: windblown and several degrees colder than the surrounding streets.
Yet it's never empty. Any dry day of the year, someone will be flinging a frisbee and some other stranger will be sitting on a bench, watching. The feeblest hint of sun and warmth brings out the disposable BBQs. And even when the grass is soaked from winter thunderstorms, dogwalkers and commuters reappear the minute the rain slows.
By late spring the park will be full of cricketers, footballers, runners, smokers, bikes and prams. Every kind of wheeled thing:
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