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.
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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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.
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.
So we jumped off again, watched and wandered.
That’s the thing about a city; it becomes your well shod backdrop and your rechargeable entertainment.