Category Archives: Festival

In Chains

You know the weather is getting better when fire tricks gets swapped for the chains. 😉 – with the festival just around the corner some street performers have already arrived.

However Todd Various is here all year – his sleight of hand tricks are really impressive. – often found on the Royal Mile, near St Giles’ Cathedral

Todd Various Chains

Todd Various Chains

Filming at Portobello Beach

The BBC are filming something on Portobello Beach tonight – Along with the bonfire they are also playing The Doors, Light My Fire … I’m assuming it’s something to do with fire.  – Probably some rubbish that will be on BBC 3 at some obscure date/time. – nevertheless they better tidy up after themselves.

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Filming at Portobello Beach

Warm Up

Aye, it was afy cold – so, fire! a wonderful way to warm up, this fella kens. 😉

This talented street performer is called Todd Various playing his character Duke Loopin, chances are you will find him plying his trade most Sundays on the Royal Mile.

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

He has website

Edinburgh Skyflyer – Finally?

Another shot of the Christmas Sky Flyer, Perhaps the last from Princes Street Gardens! As something peculiar happened this afternoon that left me somewhat bamboozled.

I was approached by two security staff, who clearly didn’t want to be there.

They Told me, ye cannae film here
Me – I’m not filming, it’s long exposure photography.

they had a somewhat confused look on their faces, after a few moments they responded with ‘Nah, you still cannae use a tripod, you must get permission from underbelly however can use the Christmas market area between the stalls’

They could not give me a reasonably answer why, that area is forbidden.

It’s all rather daft, as social media is full of similar shots – I myself have done this site 2013

it wont stop me – I’ll be back! 😉

Edinburgh Skyflyer

Edinburgh Skyflyer

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 – The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Its that time on the year it’s perfect to experiment with long exposure photos. FIrst shot as always – the Scott Monument with the Sky Flyer.

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 - The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 – The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Alas, my camera maximum is 15 seconds.. (time to upgrade ) I’ll upload more to my sites and social media over the next wee while. – constructive comments always welcome.

Edinburgh Festival 2017

The Edinburgh festivals have only but a few days left, hopefully you managed to get out and enjoy it.

amongst the plethora of street performers this guy plied his trade between the Old Town Venues.  A bloke called Tony Roberts from Australia, who emulated the sensational escape acts of Harry Houdini.  

Edinburgh Festival - Street Performer

Edinburgh Festival – Street Performer

Only Edinburgh during August is it perfectly normal to find people Eating fire, juggling machetes on a uni cycle, or perhaps sandwiched between beds of nails and or course wrapped in chains between a tennis racquet.

More Photos will follow later.. maybe.. 😉

2017 Floral Clock

The floral clock for 2017 is complete, this year it commemorates the Scotsman newspaper bicentenary. It’s an actual working clock, with a new design each summer. see the bird house, every hour a wee cuckoo pops out and does her calling. – it’s awfy nice 😊 (you can find this in West Princes Street Gardens next to The Mound entrance)

2017 Floral Clock

2017 Floral Clock

2017 Floral Clock

2017 Floral Clock

Edinburgh’s Ross Bandstand architects shortlisted – BBC News

Link from the auld bbc –  Seven shortlisted designs for the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street gardens.  We all know this wee place needs some TLC, some of the designs are just a tad horrendous. But I do like the Flanagan Lawrence design

It is hoped a new pavilion to replace Edinburgh’s Ross bandstand will revitalise West Princes Street Gardens.

Source: Edinburgh’s Ross Bandstand architects shortlisted – BBC News

But here is a better page with the entries
https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/rosspavilion/shortlist