The adverse weather continues, it gives a lovely opportunity for picturesque photos.
but as the snow thaws, it becomes slippery and slippery … be careful out, the old colloquialism ‘Brass monkey weather’ comes to mind. 😉
A short video of Edinburgh in 1936.
fascinating video, to see all the smog above the city, we can certianbly see where Edinburgh got its name ‘
Description from the youtube video itself
This film was made in 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1937 by Mr. George Cumin of Newcastle. 1936 was the year in which Edinburgh Cine and Video Society was founded. In 1986, the year of our Golden Jubilee, we had invited Newcastle film makers to visit us; they came with this film and presented it to the society. Part of the film can be dated by a shot of the Picture House on Princes Street, which is headlining the film ‘A Star is Born’, released to cinemas in April 1937.
The Below link and image taken from STV news. Architects have submitted a planning application for a new five star hotel, they call it a ‘ribbon hotel’. In my opinion, its a horrendous piece of monstrosity. Not only doesn’t it fit in with the city, it will ruin the sky line from practically everywhere. It also looks like something else, something a wee bitty rude 😉
Images have been revealed showing how the proposed ‘ribbon hotel’ would look from around the city.
Some places you’d be lucky to reach 20mph, the cynic in me thinks they are trying to slow down all modes of transport so that the trams seems like a reasonable option 😉 but hell I’m just a cynical wee Bstard