Looking At Edinburgh

18 December 2008

Seizure: art in London, 3

If you want to know why this is not a photo of Edinburgh, the explanation is here.

“The walls and ceilings are covered in blue copper sulphate crystals, their rhomboid facets glinting in the gloom. Silvery shards of cold light spangle and wink and beckon. Every surface is furred and infested; big blue crystals dangle like cubist bats from the light fittings. Little wonder the flat has been abandoned: you’d move out, too, if the crystals moved in.” – The Guardian
lady against blue crystal wall

This photo is available on Redbubble: Seizure: The texture of normality.

17 December 2008

Seizure: art in London, 2

If you want to know why this is not a photo of Edinburgh, the explanation is here.

““British artist Roger Hiorns makes exceptional use of unlikely materials: detergent, disinfectant, perfume, fire and copper sulphate crystals. Transforming steel poles, car engines and cardboard architectural models into crystalline forms, Hiorns effects surprising, physical and aesthetic transformations on found objects.”
blue copper sulphate crystals

This photo is available on Redbubble: Seizure: Blue in Copper Sulphate.

16 December 2008

Seizure: art in London

I have a problem with my computer, which is a Hewlett-Packard POS. That’s a technical term for computers which have power connectors that break down easily, and which (because they break down easily) are not covered under the 1-year warranty because Hewlett-Packard argues that since they made the power connection so fragile that ordinary use can easily break it, any damage to the power connection is assumed by Hewlett-Packard to be the fault of the user, not the manufacturer. In summary, though I bought this laptop less than 18 months ago, I need to buy a new one. And I think it will probably cost me less if I leave it till after Christmas. As I can’t really afford a new laptop at all, that’s probably a good idea. But as it’s 16th December today, even though I have a couple of photos saved to post ahead, I’m going to have to share a dozen photos with you of a work of art in London. Think of it as a test pattern. Without the annoying whine. Well, I guess this is an annoying whine. Sorry.

“Seizure continued Artangel’s long tradition of transforming urban housing into large-scale immersive works of art.”
The housing estate where Artangel produced Seizure

“For his first work within an urban site, Roger Hiorns made a radical shift of scale and context, and developed an extraordinary chemical intervention in the heart of the city.”
The flat where Artangel produced Seizure

These photos are available on Redbubble: Seizure: transforming urban housing and Seizure: 157 Harper Road, London SE1.

15 December 2008

The Village: Sunday evening

Filed under: buildings, photos, pubs — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 pm

The Village on Sunday evening

It may never have been reviewed by The List, but it’s still my favourite local: a small and friendly pub with good drinks, moderately priced, and a friendly atmosphere. Also, it has purple walls, and stars on the doors. You can’t see them in this photo, but they’re there.

This photo is available on Redbubble: The Village: Sunday evening .

14 December 2008

Wooden Doors

Filed under: buildings, Current events, photos, river — Tags: , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

wooden doors

This photo is available on Redbubble: Wooden Doors.

13 December 2008

Bernard Street reflecting

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a reflection in a puddle on Bernard Street by the Shore traffic lights

This photo is available on Redbubble: Hanging buildings, strange sky.

12 December 2008

Ristorante TARDIS

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The old police box beside the Cruz restaurant on the Shore

The Doctor lands in Leith for a seafood meal on the Ocean Mist’s restaurant.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Ristorante TARDIS.

11 December 2008

Full moon over the Shore

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full moon over the Shore

This photo is available on Redbubble: Moon over the Shore.

10 December 2008

Autumn graves at sunset

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graves in Rosebank Cemetery at sunset

This photo is available on Redbubble: Autumn graves at sunset.

The mural at St Johns: All human beings are born free and equal

the mural at St Johns

From the the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, resolution 217 A (III) on 10th December 1948, sixty years ago: this mural appeared on St Johns Cathedral at the East End of Princes Street, during the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2008.

This photo is available on Redbubble: All human beings are born free and equal.

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