Miserable Edinburgh

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The Castle

Finally arrive to a sodden Edinburgh the kind of drizzle that penetrates to the bone. The whole sky is a dull grey with absolutely no sign of clearing or being able to leave any distinguishing background to the photographs.
I suppose if I had the DSLR I could have photoshopped an effort in but I didn’t it was Ilford FP4+ medium format in the Bronica to shoot.

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Jacob’s Ladder

Favourite shot from the day is the above effort of the mights stairs leading from Regent Road all the way down to Calton Road. A mighty climb up the way but I was heading in the opposite direction.

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The Watchtower

Actually before the steps I was in the old graveyard for a shot of the old watchtower. If there’s a chance of Burke and Hare sneaking in and stealing a fresh corpse then you need someone to keep an eye on the place. Apparently it was occupied until 1950 probably fine views towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat.

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Boy, lion and sheep.

Above a nod to Isaiah 11:6 in the Cannongate Kirk? I could be wrong so don’t quote me on that, my memories of the Rev Powrie visiting primary school was the maths books being put away. Yipee!

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