“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 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
“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.
"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 ... See MoreSee Less
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. 😬😉
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. ❤️❤️
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!
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.
Yes I’d be interested in this, thanks
One for you Jim Cairns.
I’d like it
Beautiful !!! Love
I just love the photos you post on here.
Тёмный Эдинбург такой же красивый, как и днём.
Yes, just that darn time difference between Edinburgh and Vancouver Canada.