Sign of the Times December 8, 2011February 17, 2013 by Mike It’s a sign of the times that the most glamorous part of Edinburgh’s main shopping street in the lead up to Christmas is the new Primark cut-price clothing shop. It’s as if all the other shops have just given up. Share this:TwitterFacebookGooglePinterestMoreRedditTumblrLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Tags: edinburgh fujifilm x100 princes street scotland street Mike Related 6 thoughts on “Sign of the Times” t least the building looks nice. Reply It is so sad that Princes st. is such a shithole. If only it were more like George st. – it really should be, we would then at least have a main town center that doesn’t lead to embarrassment. Reply Funny … here in the states smaller malls are popping up with open spaces and a Main Street type of feel. Even NYC is closing parts of streets and putting bike lanes and tables to sit down in. Reply Although Princes Street is supposedly the main shopping street in Edinburgh, apart from the Jenners (“Scottish Harrods”) department store, is is full of cheap Scottish souvenir shops to trap the tourists. The parallel George Street is by contrast, really nice and classy. I’ll try and get some photos of it when I am in tomorrow, as the decorations are great. Reply Primark is hell in Oxford Street, London. You will be tempted to go in, but I warn you now; you may never come out. You fight for clothes in there. Reply I can assure you – I have *never* been tempted to into Primark 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.