Uploaded some photos from the Edinburgh Castle of light – Gallery
Similar post as the previous one, walking to work this morning ~07:37 this beautiful atmospheric red sky caught my eye, I had to stop and take this photo to share.
But as the old rhyme says:
Red sky at night, sailors’ delight; Red sky at morning, sailors take warning
Walking to work this morning, this tree in
Princes Street Gardens caught my eye. The colours of the leaves are changing, a nip was in the air autumn has arrived
The restoration of the beautiful Ross Fountain is now complete! Water flows freely for the first time in eight years. Now sporting its new colour of a bluish-green and copper moving away from it’s all gold colour, paying homage to its sister fountain of Fontaines de la Concorde in Paris.
Ross Fountain was produced at the iron foundry of Antoine Durenne in Sommevoire, France, standing at it’s current position in West Princes street gardens since 1872
Happy to see it fully working again
Edinburgh has many Gothic and spooky locations, here is a shot of Edinburgh Castle taken from St Cuthbert’s Kirkyard. (with a sepia tone added). St. Cuthbert’s Kirk is thought to be one the oldest site of worship in Edinburgh.
The graveyard of the ‘Kirk below the Castle’ is an intrinsic part of the story of Christianity in Scotland from the Dark Ages onwards, and its establishment during the 8th century predates the first records. Despite its busy city centre location, the site feels secluded and secret.
The Scots American War Memorial, also known as The Call 1914 is located in West Princes Street Gardens. it was erected in 1927 and shows a kilted infantryman looking towards Castle Rock.
An attempt at an atmospheric monochrome shot, from behind looking on to the Castle
The landscape of Edinburgh city centre, Looking West From The Scott Monument
Panoramic photo of West Princes Street gardens, this has the Castle, The Ross Fountain (which I really wish they would fix) and st cuthbert’s parish church to the right. Between 1460 and 1759 this area was entirely flooded with water, this was the castles northern defense known as the Nor’ Loch
Here in Edinburgh we have a unique way of telling the time, at precisely 1300 everyday (exuding Sundays) we fire a cannon from the castles ramparts. The tradition began in 1861 to provide ships in the Firth of Forth with an audible time signal.