52and40/17 Woman Down

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I’ve wondered who this guy is a lot.

Turns out he’s Everyman.  He’s Joe Public, apparently, the work of German artist Stephan Balkenhol.

And yet….

There are more women than men in Edinburgh (and Scotland).  How about a sculpture of the city’s Everywoman, instead?  Or perhaps alongside?

According to population data, she’d be between 16 and 29, living in a flat with a council-tax banding between A and C and as likely to be single as she would to be married.  Her life expectancy would be longer than Joe’s, too.

So where is she?

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52and39/25 Just Do It

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Late on Saturday afternoon a golden evening rocked up.  The kids were elsewhere so a chance to venture out was suddenly there.  We decided not to care about what we were wearing and hopped on the bus into town.

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Later, on the bus home, just two stops along Princes St, the night was still young and warm enough to walk in. It was buoyant and busy, too.

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So we jumped off again, watched and wandered.

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That’s the thing about a city; it becomes your well shod backdrop and your rechargeable entertainment.

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