Edinburgh Street Life

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Left or right?
Up or down?

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Green door? No strings attached…….

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Cornered!

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Coming up in the world

Texting Times

Texting times

Rose Street, Edinburgh HDR

Rose Street Races

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Some street shots from the weekend jaunt to the capital. The first one(the symmetrical stairs) I originally processed in colour but changed my mind tonight and decided to redo it in black and white. I think the street stuff looks better in monochrome although the chap in the yellow trousers does stand out in that shot. Then again Ted Grant once said “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” The girl at number 369 was also in yellow but we’re looking at her soul now, well framed I think but slightly out of focus…..damn!
As the good lady is working in Edinburgh just now I may venture back for another days shooting unfortunately the cost of boarding trains is a bit prohibitive especially when you may have to stand for the entire journey!

Just noticed the cost of a fish supper six quid!!!! You’d think fish were scarce at that price. For viewers not from Scotland a fish supper is fish and chips, anything from a fish and chip shop that comes with chips is called a supper. That’s a wee lesson for anyone coming to Edinburgh to research their ancestry. Enjoy!

Performance

Street Performer 2

Street Performer 1

Edinburgh does produce a higher quality of street performer. They guy in the first shot had actually squeezed his entire body through a tennis racquet at one point in his act, he’s on a unicycle in this one for his finale I had moved on before that though. Second shot a guy on Rose Street juggling fire seeing as I grabbed a shot of him I chucked him some change as a thank you, the guy on the Mile probably made considerably more from Americans on vacation but every little helps.

Reform!

On your knees and pray!

Get down on your knees and pray!

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Sleep not in sin, for vengeance is prepared against all disobedient. Flee from Babylon, if you will not be partakers of her plagues.

John Knox

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A few more shots from St Giles Cathedral, the first a rather cracking angel and the next two are of the great reformer John Knox. Obviously when you’re in Edinburgh you’re gonna stumble across this fella a few times and seeing as my dear old mother is a Knox I’ve got to snap a few for the family album.
Taken a wee while to find a quote from the big guy that I liked, decided that one from The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women might not be one for the twenty first century.
Sure he would have put on a fiery show from his pulpit though.

If you’re ever in Edinburgh have a wee look around the impressive St Giles Cathedral.