Looking At Edinburgh

22 August 2008

When it rained (and rained)

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A gutter and a pipe and an oil slick in the rain

It was still raining a little when I saw this, but not as heavily as earlier. It’s a pipe from the roof feeding rainwater into the gutter, which has turned into a lake with oil slick. It’s a harbour with a stone seawall and metal buildings. And clinging to the stone and metal, in either view of this, sharp bright green plants.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Leith Port in minature.

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19 August 2008

Royal Mile: road closed

At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: a section of the Royal Mile is closed off to everything but foot traffic for three weeks in August. People prepare to celebrate, even in the rain…

Tents by St Giles

In West Parliament Square, a camp of white tents shudder in the rain. The road block by St Giles is set up for street theatre and foot traffic, so long as the Festival Fringe lasts.

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6 August 2008

After the rain

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After the rain

On North Fort Street, one of the drains was blocked and a lake had swiftly formed over the cobbles, one shore the speed bump.

It has been raining a lot recently.

This photo is available on Redbubble: After the rain.

27 June 2008

Great Junction Street Bridge

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34 bus on the Great Junction Street bridge.

After the rain, I love the way light reflects off the water lying on the road: especially when the sky is full of heavy cloud. The effect is of light from below and above, a surrounding glow, city of light.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Great Junction Street Bridge.

23 June 2008

Still after rain

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Water of Leith after rain.

The Water of Leith below the Great Junction Street bridge, still after rain, aside from four ducks. This photo is available on Redbubble: Water of Leith.

29 March 2008

Tree in water

Filed under: photos, reflections, trees, water — Tags: , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 7:27 am

Along by Dock Place, just before you veer left into the pedestrianised walkway facing the Scottish Government, there’s a dead-end cobbled street, planted with young trees that will someday provide shade, and a stretch of gutter that gets blocked and floods the cobbled street after any heavy rain. A good place for reflections.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: Tree in water and in a 2009 calendar: Strange Sky.

17 March 2008

Tree and Rain

Filed under: photos, reflections, trees, vehicles — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:08 am

I took this photo here. It’s on RedBubble: Tree and rain.

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