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“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres in your skull.”
- George Orwell, 1984
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“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres in your skull.”
- George Orwell, 1984

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“1984” was once required curriculum in US high school civics or literature classes. It should be so again. Relevant.

Perfect quotation for 2020.

consequenceofsound.net/2020/11/beam-music-speaker-headphones/ Isreali company. “it sounds like a speaker, but no one else can hear it” “It follows you wherever you go,”

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man”
- T.S. Eliot
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“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man”
- T.S. Eliot

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Alas, they're doing their best to shut them down.

I very much doubt that Eliot would say that were he alive today.

If I didn’t live in Australia, Scotland would be my next choice. I’ve only been once and would go back in a heartbeat. 💙

Not much hope for future of man in New Zealand with the Wellington Library ridding itself of thousands of books.

I can hear my boot steps echoing along the way as I walk. Very soothing! 🧔

Sadly libraries are being closed

Only Dark about 4 to 5 hours........Beautiful city and country.

Excellent photo (and great use of the Eliot quote!).

Very spooky

There are times when I wonder ?

So many vanishing in the U.K. now 😭😭

Love the comment

One of my favourites streets in Edinburgh 💗

Great quote! And there is always Hope!

Love this part of Edinburgh.great picture.xxx❤️❤️❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

xx

Just got back from the library 📚🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Amen to that! Without a library I struggle every day.

Bißchen gruselig. Ich liebe das und natürlich Edinburgh 💖👍

Government cuts allowing......

We all need that hope right now!

Hear,hear📖📖📖

Spooky and mysterious! 🤗

Great photo.

So true.

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“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
- T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets
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“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
- T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

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You really are possessed and discombobulated. That's American for off your nut. I love your pics. Don't be so self absorbed. The pics speak for themselves. I've been to Edinburgh. Loved it. Every dark, wet, uninviting corner of it. Just shoot the pics. We love them.

Yas it is beautiful up there,well all of Edinburgh is beautiful

Oh man, so many amazing books and crannies all over that city! I wish I could visit long enough to to see all these little vignettes for myself. 😊💕

creates mystery, alertness.........suspense waiting for a cat to jump out from the shadows. Love it

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Walk up there every day to work. 😀

A murder... Looks as if could happen here....where's Rebus? Lol

Perfect pic and perfect quote

Looking at this photo makes you feel like your down the cold dark alley

Shared.

Beautiful historical place! ❤️👍

It is very atmospheric! Shame about the cobbles, though!

We even went to haunted caverns under the city!

SWE looking good all lit up

Love these words & dark Edinburgh.

Ooh, those beautiful colors!

Beautiful photo

Love Edinburg

Love the old pictures, but absolutely hate photoshop pics.

My hometown

Nice

Love Eliot

Scary

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“Home is where one starts from.”
- T.S. Eliot
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“Home is where one starts from.”
- T.S. Eliot

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That restaurant with the umbrellas there actually has some amazing Syrian food

Victoria Street, one of my favourite places in Edinburgh ❤️

OMG 😳 I have to live there !!! Born in Scotland and that is where my heart will always be 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Simply beautiful!

Luv the lighting~~

По нашим законам цивилистики закреплён принцип :"земля следует за домом".

Anne Ryan lets start from here!!

Magical..

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“To love beauty is to see light.”
- Victor Hugo
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“To love beauty is to see light.”
- Victor Hugo

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Awesome picture!

Fab pic ❤️

Beautiful 😍❤️

Il love that 💜

Nae clues here! Will have a go tho!xxx

Love it! ❤️

Oh yes....

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Страшно)))

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"This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days."
- from the film Brief Encounter
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This cant last. This misery cant last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. Therell come a time in the future when I shant mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I dont want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
- from the film Brief Encounter

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I can believe that when I see the beauty of God's creation.

Evocative photo. I am enjoying walking through Edinburgh with you until I can get there myself one day.

I’ve walked up and down this street a few times. Never at night! I must confess I enjoyed the down walking more than the up. 😬😉

I love this view. If I were wealthy I would just move to Edinburgh, I think.

"double decker" Victoria Street, as I always think of it. Edinburgh is such a three-dimensional city in a way that few others are.

I love the quirky boutique.shops up this street .Hope they don't bite the dust because if Co Vid Lock Downs

Last time I walked here there was an opera singer singing in a doorway,priceless.

Wow that is awesome, very colourful and very inviting.

Very suiting text! Nice picture as well

What an incredible photo. For years I worked in an office on Johnston Terrace. I loved being so close to the castle and amongst the quirkier boutiques. Miss my pie & pint from the Bow Bar. This captures the character of the street perfectly.

Love this, from my favourite film; can hear Celia Johnson in my head. And love Victoria Street. Wish I was back there now. Hope all the independent shops are managing to stay open. Such a beautiful city.

Was there last night. Sad but we had the run of it to ourselves ❤️

What a beautiful photo. It's perfect.

Such a great idea with adding quotes

Victoria Street! ❤️

"Brief Encounter" (Celiohnson, Trevor Howard) is one of the finest movies ever filmed.

My favourite Street

Beautiful picture and a perfect quote too. I love that film ❤

Good to see Maxies is still in business.

The tale of two cities encapsulated in this wonderful atmospheric shot. Inviting us to walk up into the bright exuberant nightlife or further into the dark hovering blank canvas. No one knows what is round the corner.

Fabulous picture.you really have caught it beautifully.love this picture.xxxx

That is beautiful you are a brilliant photographer love your pictures of a beautiful city

This pic is amazing.love the lady putting her coat on,is this pic available to buy xx

Missing our visit to the beautiful city of Edinburgh this year usually have a pre Christmas weekend and a meander around the 🎄market ☹️

I have goosebumps .. great picture and love that film ☺☺☺

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“That’s the place to get to - nowhere. One wants to wander away from the world’s somewheres, into our own nowhere.”
- D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love
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“That’s the place to get to - nowhere. One wants to wander away from the world’s somewheres, into our own nowhere.”
- D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love

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i remember how dark those side streets and closes were when i was a kid still lose my breath on the thought but loved it lmbo

Those streets are older than my country, love this photo

Love Edinburgh we done the Mary king's close ghost walk it was brilliant

Wow, love your pictures and the poetic descriptions 🌹 Edinburgh is on my first place to visit list ❤️

Reminds me off the Tall book of make believe Which starts with "there is a wonderful World of make believe and no one goes there but me".

This could have been taken 100 years ago, amazing how Edinburgh has retained its character over the years 😍

Loved the Ghost walk last time we were there!!!👻👻👻

I love to look at all the amazing pictures but at the same time I feel so sad that I'm not there.

I ca t help butvthe k of all the lives lived there, the feet that walked there. Who? Why? Etc. Love these pictures Thank you 👏

Love going to Edinburgh especially when the fringe is on 😀

Too spooky walking alone through dark empty streets. Edinburgh can be a dangerous place

Love these photos of Edinburgh but l think it's a bit creepy but still lovely

Incredible photo. Love and miss my birthplace. 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇨🇦❤️

love love all of your pictures, even the moody ones

Old World charm💕💕💕 Nostalgia at its best

Can well imagine Burke and Hare wandering through here with their cadavers!

That's one scary walk at night. Wow.

Great setting. For the night life

Lovely but a tad eerie.

Walking up this street,suddenly you here footsteps coming from behind you,one leg being dragged behind the other,you look back and see this misshapen figure lurching towards you.Then you wake up,another bad dream.

Looks so eerie x

Beautiful,atmospheric Edinburgh. My special place

Ghostly

Love this picture. Like an old black and white

Beautiful, it touches my inner soul.

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Morning all. Popping up with a wee question.

If I did a Zoom chat about Dark Edinburgh, taking photos, editing photos - that kind of thing, would that appeal to anyone?

Just a thought - but if it is of interest, I can pull something together.

...and here's a photo of a really big camera.
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Morning all. Popping up with a wee question.

If I did a Zoom chat about Dark Edinburgh, taking photos, editing photos - that kind of thing, would that appeal to anyone?

Just a thought - but if it is of interest, I can pull something together.

...and heres a photo of a really big camera.

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Like the idea but zoom is a bit restrictive given the amount of us that would like to see it, a series of youtube videos might be better.

I enjoyed your car videos, so I'm thinking this would be just as enjoyable. Just be sure to record so that those of us in other parts of the world wouldn't have to stay up into the early hours to watch.

Love your photos. I am currently reading Quintin Jardine’s, Bob Skinner books they are mostly set in Edinburgh. It’s great to see places as well as reading about them.

I think it would be a great idea. This is a bit unrelated, but I'd also be interested in learning more about the history of the places you photograph. Also what attracts you to certain places and buildings, the sources of your inspiration. I'm an old school gothic literature fan, and I love your work because it's like a window into the worlds of those stories. It's not hard to see stories of decaying aristocracy, forbidden love, madness and decadence playing out in the dark alleys and buildings of your creations.

Worked nightshift there on and of for 2 or 3 years ...painter an decorator

Definitely interested. But I agree with those who suggest that maybe YouTube etc. might be a better venue. It could get really unwieldy if it's too interactive.

Oh yeah! But it would be kind of lovely if you did it at an hour USians could join in.

Yes, a great idea.

Yes sounds great.

I love your work but don’t know if I’m drawn to do it over enjoy it. Lots of people would like to though:

One for you Jim Cairns.

Oh yes!

Yes, just that darn time difference between Edinburgh and Vancouver Canada.

This

yes!!!

I’d like it

I just love the photos you post on here.

Yes, sounds really interesting!

Yes

What a great pic that is

Yes I’d be interested in this, thanks

Spot the drunk u wont.pubs shut

Тёмный Эдинбург такой же красивый, как и днём.

Definitely

Beautiful !!! Love

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“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Few may be aware of the movie “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” ... a very amusing film with plenty of one-liner keepers and the volleys of creative linguistics are delightful!

LOVE that film!

I have been reading a lot of police detective stories based in parts of Scotland and Edinburgh and these pictures help in my visualization of the areas

Entry to the Grassmarket. ❤️

I love these pictures

Don't mean to state the óbvíous,but y r so many parts of Edinburgh so poorly lit at night.

Such a great picture!

I really miss the city

I was lucky enough to get this one earlier this evening in Leith, complete with a Romanian flag combo of lights! 😁

I took this photo at day light

Great picture

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“A fall from such a height is rarely straight downwards.”
- Victor Hugo
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“A fall from such a height is rarely straight downwards.”
- Victor Hugo

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That is a Brilliant pic 👍😊❤

I love Edinburgh and your photos are stunning thank you for sharing ❤

So mysterious.

Great photo!!!💕

I know this Place. Was there sometimes. I love Edinburgh. For 20 years i am in Edinburgh in december. I miss it so much.

Lovely place to go

Fantastic photo would love to visit there someday

Victor Hugo ❤️❤️❤️

Amber Cockburn 💚

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Your pictures are so atmospheric

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“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?"
- Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
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“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?
- Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

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Both are romantic 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Such a great photo would love to see it sometime

Past november...

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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Sandra McAlister - can just see Rebus staggering out of the Oxford on this fab photo! Wonderful words too for all those we love and are apart from xxxx

Such happy memories of walking those streets in the dark x

A.A.Milne had it all summed up he had a wonderful way with words. One day will return when it is safe to and the planes fly again from the Land of Oz. But for now l am enjoying living in the amazing state of Victoria!!!

Wonderfully evocative and atmospheric image, amplified by being shot in b+w, love it!💖💕⭐⭐👏👏

Beautiful words. Beautiful Edinburgh.

Love this snaps!! Absolutely love our capital city!! Beautiful at all times of the day in every single season!

The rain, the cobbles and the light on a dark night, what a great mix

The most beautiful city in the UK. My beloved gothic Edinburgh ❤️❤️❤️

That is so true. Bear of big brain! X

So beautiful! Wishicould travel there once again, I just spent 4 days with a good friend but it stole a big chunk of my heart!!

Love the quote,love the streets of Edinburgh,went into the church on corner being used for art events,and had lunch in the restaurant.happy memories.🙂

Reminds me of the rhyme Up the close and down the stair In the house with Burke and Hare Burke’s the butcher Hares the thief Knox the man who buys the beef Burke and Hare they were a pair killed a wife and didn’t care They put her in a box and sent her off to Dr Knox Burke’s the butcher Hares the thief Knox the yin that buys the beef

It's like coming from another time and age Amazing feeling!

Beautiful, love this black and white photo. And the verse by Winnie the Pooh..👌

I love the A.A. Milne quote - Winnie the Pooh is a very clever little bear!

Love Edinburgh love everything about it.

I love Edinburgh, dark, light, sun, rain and snow. ❤️❤️

Wish was going back this year for Christmas, fabulous😔

Beautiful Edinburgh Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

It is a great privilege to walk the Royal Mile of Edinburgh in the dark, immersed in the spirits of days gone by.

Great moody photograph.

How romantic was AA Milne!

These photos are so atmospheric!

There’s nothing better on a gloomy, snowy Canadian afternoon than sitting by a nice fire , reading a Rebus novel and then seeing very cool pictures of Edinburgh on FB

Black and white photos are amazing

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“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.”
- Maya Angelou
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“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.”
- Maya Angelou

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I once watched a motivational speaker who said, "Hurt people, hurt." It took me a minute to get what she was saying. And it is so true. A direct feed into Maya's continuance of once you heal....get out there and help someone else. Thanks for posting!

Oh Yes Indeed❤️❤️❤️

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"Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig."
- Marcus Aurelius
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Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius

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Amazing love this city

I wish l was there

Lovely Victoria St.

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"If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there."
- Albert Camus, The Stranger
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If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.
- Albert Camus, The Stranger

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AMAZING picture of one of my favorite places on earth 🙌🏻

Stunning photo ❤

What a fabulous shot.

“ Only if it is something exciting” great photo.

Love this 🖤

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Sabina Söderlund Fd Cleman... the shadowy figure 😎✨

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I took a similar one when I stayed at the Grassmarket Hotel a few years back. I like your better...it's more atmospheric

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What an awesome shot!! What camera did you use for this picture?

More visitors would be amazed if they approached the Grassmarket via the Cowgate. Brilliant image !

Willcocks- like this...

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