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Edinburgh Waterfront

Western Harbour

Landscaping work begins

 

1. 

Western Harbour

Landscaping work

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Work begins to prepare the land in Granton Western Harbour for developments  -  22 June 2004

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                  Photograph taken at 22 June 2004

2.

Western Harbour  -  June 2004

View through the fence towards the two remaining gasometers - with Irn Bru bottle

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Work begins to prepare the land in Granton Western Harbour for developments in the background.  In the foreground is an empty  Irn Bru bottle  -  22 June 2004

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photograph taken at 22 June 2004

3.

Western Harbour  -  August 2004

View through the fence towards the  one remaining gasometer - with Irn Bru bottle

Looking from Granton Middle Pier across the building work at Western Harbour with the one remaining gasometer in the background - with the Irn Bru bottle still wedged into the fence.

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photograph taken at 15 August 2004

4.

Western Harbour  -  September 2004

Bottle, still looking good

Iron Bru Bottle in the fence separating Middle Pier from the Western Harbour construction site

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 Photograph taken at 7.15pm on 14 September 2004

5.

Western Harbour  -  September 2004

Bottle, not to be seen again!

Iron Bru Bottle in the fence separating Middle Pier from the Western Harbour construction site at sunset

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk               Photograph taken at 7.15pm on 14 September 2004

6.

Western Harbour  -  August 2004

View through the fence with Irn Bru bottle

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Work begins to prepare the land in Granton's Western Harbour  -  A digger, a pile of earth and  Irn Bru bottles  -  5 August 2004

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                            Photograph taken at 1pm on 5 August 2004

 

Edinburgh Waterfront

Western Harbour

Landscaping work begins

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Giant Hogweeds in Western Harbour  -  14 September 2003

Western Harbour, in the process of being changed from a wasteland  to a site for development. 

1.

Construction Work  -  seen from Middle Pier

Photo 1 looks from Granton Harbour, Middle Pier, through the perimeter fence into the reclaimed part of Western Harbour.  There are heavy vehicles, a crane and (at the extreme left) two gasometers.

2.

Irn Bru Bottle

Photo 2 is a similar scene, also taken from Middle Pier but including out-of-focus gasometers and  focusing on an empty Irn Bru bottle wedged into the perimeter fence.

Iron Bru is a sweet fizzy soft drink, popular in Scotland, and said by some to be a good cure for hangovers.  The drink is bright orange, and made by A G Barr of Glasgow.

The drink was first produced in 1901 under the name Iron Brew, and for many years used the advertising slogan: 'Made in Scotland from Girders'.

Amongst my own photography of  People at Work in Scotland, since 1990,I have built up a collection of photos of Irn Bru bottles left around industrial sites.  I never move the bottles, but just photograph what I find.

3.

Which will survive the longest?

Which will survive the longest in the photograph in 2 above, the Iron Bru bottle or the gasometer?  The gasometer is due to be demolished in two months' time - in early August.

Answer:  The Irn Bru bottle lasted the longest.  See photo 3 above.

4.

One Month Later

The bottle was still in position, and looking in good condition, when photographed in mid-September.

5.

All gone!

This view of the Irn Bru bottle, against its backdrop of the construction site and sunset, was soon to disappear.

By early September, more land had been brought within the Western Harbour construction site.  The fence, which had formed part of the eastern perimeter of the Western Harbour construction site, was taken down to allow the site to expand.

6.

More Irn Bru Bottles

This photo looks to the north into Western Harbour, from the southern perimeter fence, close to the back of the PoundStretcher store.  Here we have a digger, a large pile of earth and more Irn Bru bottles!

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks