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“So wondrous wild, the whole might seem the scenery of a fairy dream.”
- Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake
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“So wondrous wild, the whole might seem the scenery of a fairy dream.”
- Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake

“One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.”
- Diane Arbus
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“One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.”
- Diane Arbus

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
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“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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Edinburgh &Tolkien a mach made in heaven💚 I miss this city so much

Cockburn St, ma fav, x

Mark Sansom - I might tell her this instead....!

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“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.”
- Samuel Johnson
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“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.”
- Samuel Johnson

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Fab image, particularly in monochrome!💖👏👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Toll. Ich liebe diese Bilder👍😍

gojus picture

is this from a book? by the way, i feel identified with most of the authors you put in here, so is nice to see your posts in my timeline, thanks

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“We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.”
- Voltaire
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“We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.”
- Voltaire

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Your photos make me miss Edinburgh so much: my home for 13 years. I think the word for this mood is “saudade”. Lovely picture, as always, though.

Wow, that looks so good!

I wonder if he had in mind being the first country in the world to provide free sanitary protection ? 😂. I doubt it, but glad we've reached this point.

The most beautiful place I’ve ever visited!!!

I lived in the 5th floor of the Royal Mile Mansion, just on top of Cockburn Street, just there.

Those sure were the good ol' days.

Wow! Amazing!

Where else would one look ?

lovely picture

Fabulous

💖

Beautiful 🥰🥰

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Why do you think Voltaire said that...

Have yersel a pint at The Scotsmans Lounge......ye deserve it!

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“The golden girl
bathed in the water
and the water turned gold”
- Federico García Lorca
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“The golden girl
bathed in the water
and the water turned gold”
- Federico García Lorca

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Thank you for taking such beautiful pictures of our Camera Obscura building. 😍

Beautiful both, poem and picture.

I LOVE Lorca

Si señor!!!

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"The street is a museum for everyone!"
- Hergé
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The street is a museum for everyone!
- Hergé

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Magnificent Photograph!

Cracking shot 🔥

Wow! Amazing!

Amazing!

Memories

So well said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Wunderschön!

Charlie Simms

Your pictures have me falling in love with Scotland.

Aw can’t wait to take a wee trip through to Edinburgh as soon as safe 🥰 Indeed living history. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

lovely picture

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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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Love that book. It was so prophetic. Very atmospheric shot. Going to read 1984 again. Thanks for the reminder

George Orwell was so ahead of his time...all his works resonate today...especially, 1984...

Read the essay Politics and the English Language too.

I love the black and white.

Frightening! !

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

As always, Orwell’s words resonate today.

Sometimes I wondered if the people who constructed hells for other people are not being watched and judged themselves. Maybe someone will come to the conclusion that you can't let people in anywhere else, because we are a threat to all living things? In my opinion, this proves that people have a design flaw, but my Friend does not agree with this view. Every few decades, some fascism raises its head, (it is not about names), and we start murdering ourselves regularly, but the idea of ​​a constant factor in this hell is probably not exaggerated.

This is what we all will be looking forward to after Brexit, on 1st January 2021. Thanks pepe's.

I’m sure you all know that 1984 was written by Mr Orwell in 1948. He just transposed the last two figures. 😋😋😋😋

Stop Socialism!

Aren’t we there now?

Perfect quotation for 2020.

The Grassmarket Edinburgh ❤️

Eyes watching you from somewhere.....

Now the voice is Siri/Alexa/Google assistant.

Excelent¡👌

Lovely Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💜🔥❤️🤎

Superb shot!

Diane Moore

Any of Canongate, please? XX

Love it

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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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“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.

MY FATHER GOT HIS MD FROM UNIV. OF EDINBURGH. HOPE THIS WAS SENT TO MY LIBRARIAN WIFE!. BEEN THERE, LOVED IT. BATTLEFIELD BAND BASED THERE.

If only the libraries were left it would still be a tribute to the human species.

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

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

WE NEED TO FIGHT TO KEEP THEM STEP INTO A LIBRARY AND TRAVEL THE ENTIRE WORLD``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

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

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. 💙

The problem is, students aren't encourage enough to read, or to make research. The educational system is crumbling.

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

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

Love the black and white photos Well done 👍

I hope one day you do a give away. Id love to own one of your artworks

TS Eliot obviously not aware of the IT revolution but I wonder if this would change his opinion 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ He may yet be proved so right!

Sadly libraries are being closed

Great quote from an amazing poet!!

There are times when I wonder ?

Great quote! And there is always Hope!

Government cuts allowing......

Wonderful pic and wonderful quote... 😍

So many vanishing in the U.K. now 😭😭

Spooky and mysterious! 🤗

xx

...so many stories are in this photo

We all need that hope right now!

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

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

Edinburgh is always beautiful, no matter by night or by daylight, I love Scotland.💚

Perfect pic and perfect quote

Love Edinburg

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

Beautiful historical place! ❤️👍

Love these words & dark Edinburgh.

We even went to haunted caverns under the city!

Beautiful

Your quote could fit with all your pictures.I love them all

Ooh, those beautiful colors!

Félicitations photo d'une t'elle intensité magnifique

Beautiful photo

My hometown

Love Eliot

Love the old pictures, but absolutely hate photoshop pics.

Spectacular

Scary

Love it.

Nice

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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

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

Victoria Street, one of my favourite places in Edinburgh ❤️

Simply beautiful!

Luv the lighting~~

Anne Ryan lets start from here!!

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

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!

Beautiful 😍❤️

Fab pic ❤️

Nae clues here! Will have a go tho!xxx

Oh yes....

Il love that 💜

Love it! ❤️

💫💫💫

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.

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

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

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

Wow that is awesome, very colourful and very inviting.

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. 😬😉

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

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

Very suiting text! Nice picture as well

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.

What a beautiful photo. It's perfect.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Victoria Street! ❤️

My favourite Street

Miss Edinburgh! Such a beautiful city ❤

What a fantastic photo, love the colours

Love Edinburgh traveled all over the world but always yearn to see the stunning city .

Love this street. Want to go back!

My home city many a nights walking up this street in wee small hours. ❤️❤️

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

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

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

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".

Those streets are older than my country, love this photo

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

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 👏

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

Looks so eerie x

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

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

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

Love going to Edinburgh especially when the fringe is on 😀

love love all of your pictures, even the moody ones

Great setting. For the night life

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

Lovely but a tad eerie.

Old World charm💕💕💕 Nostalgia at its best

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

That's one scary walk at night. Wow.

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.

Excellent shot. Monochrome makes it look even more moody

I wouldn't go down one of the closes in the dark. Never! Only a few are haunted, but that's a few too many!

Spooky but brilliant x

Eerie but at the same time beautiful ❤️

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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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We're glad you're enjoying our new light projections, our building really does look fabulous! 🥰

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Yes, a great idea.

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:

Yes sounds great.

Oh yes!

Yes I’d be interested in this, thanks

One for you Jim Cairns.

Yes

I’d like it

Beautiful !!! Love

This

I just love the photos you post on here.

Definitely

Тёмный Эдинбург такой же красивый, как и днём.

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

yes!!!

Spot the drunk u wont.pubs shut

Yes

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