In Edinburgh along the street known as the Royal Mile are many “closes” or narrow passageways between buildings and sometimes underneath them. I have not seen them in the New Town or much anywhere else for that matter, but there are dozens along this street winding off down the hill or into private courtyards. My own apartment is entered by passing through a close but it is not a particularly scenic one. Here are pictures of some of the others.

Anchor Close – Sir Walter Scott’s parents lived here
Fleshmarket Close
Carrubber’s Close
The News Steps (not actually a close)
Warriston’s Close

And for good measure, here are some night-time photos.

Scott Monument from St David street – pre-lockdown. but traffic already less
Royal Mile post-lockdown, completely deserted
View from my apartment – the Balmoral Clock Tower is lit blue to honor the NHS