Some visitors my have seen my photographs from Antony Gormley’s Another Place and this statue is very recognisable from either my images or having visited Crosby Beach. This figure has been sunk into the pavement outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and from here there is a lovely walk along the Water of Leith (a river in Edinburgh) to the town of Leith. There are 5 other statues along this walk and although I have walked by the river a number of times over the years I haven’t yet been able to photograph all 6 statues.
This is Princes Street Gardens taken about half an hour before sunrise. I pretty much had the whole area to myself. In the middle of this photograph is the Scott Monument with the Balmoral Hotel on the right. I did try to Continue reading “Princes Street Gardens at Night Edinburgh”
Princes Street Gardens is one of the nicest public parks in the centre of a city that I have photographed. As you can see from the above image the gardens sit below Edinburgh Castle and this angle shows just how imposing the castle is over the city. Ross Bandstand is the focal point of this photograph and at this time of the morning was obviously empty. However it plays an important part in the cities Hogmanay celebrations.
There will be no miracles here is an illuminated artwork in the garden of the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh, here see at dusk on my last night in the city. It is by the Turner-nominated Scottish artist Nathan Coley and the text is taken from a 17th Century royal proclamation made in a French town believed to have been the frequent site of miracles. I hadn’t planned on capturing this piece but as I was just across the street with my gear all set up it seemed a shame not to record this fantastic piece.