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Edinburgh Themes

Talk by Peter Stubbs to Edinburgh Photographic Society, Creative Digital Group  -  January 21, 2013

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Introduction

1

Work

2

Streets

3

Transport

4

The Year

5

Views

6

Panoramas

Types of Photography

A Few Photos

Industries

Food

Drink

Transport

Shops

Snack Bars

Police Boxes

Street Furniture

Cow Parade

Jungle City

Street Art & Graffiti

Ships

Buses

Shops & Cars

Cars

Seasons

Festival

Calton Hill

Trees

Looking Down

Leith

Craigmillar

Forth Bridge

Camera Obscura

Granton Harbour

Royal Mile

Leith Docks

Craigmillar

Portobello

 

The Year

Seasons      -      Festivals      -      Calton Hill      -      Trees

 

The Year

SEASONS

Spring

May 2008

Coronation Walk, The Meadows

The Meadows  -  Cherry Blossom  -  May 2008

Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken May 10, 2008

Spring

March 2003

Street closed to traffic for an anti-war march

Princes Street, looking towards the West End.  The street has been cleared of traffic to allow an anti-war march to pass along the streetThe Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens   -  during the 'Scotland v England' Rugby International Match on 22 March 2003

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken 22 March 2003

Spring

Easter Saturday 2005

Espresso Bar in East Princes Street Gardens

The Espresso Bar in East Princes Street Gardens, photographed on  misty Easter Saturday afternoon  -  26 March 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                         Photograph taken:  1.30pm, Easter Saturday 26 Mar 2005

Spring

Easter Saturday 2005

Passion Play  -  West Princes Street Gardens

The Easter Play in West Princes Street Gardens  -  26 March 2005  -  After the Resurrection - 1

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken 26 March 2005

Spring

Easter Saturday 2005

Passion Play  -  West Princes Street Gardens

The Easter Play in West Princes Street Gardens  -  26 March 2005  -  After the Resurrection - 1

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken 26 March 2005

Spring

June 2009

Royal Scottish Academy

Preparing Princes Street for the arrival of trams in 2011

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                          Photograph taken June 18, 2009.

Summer

August 2007

Looking east along Princes Street

View to the East along Princes Street with rainbow

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photograph taken at 6.13pm on August 13, 2007

Summer

August 2007

Royal Scots Greys Statue

Royal Scots Greys Statue in West Princes Street Gardens and Rainbow

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photograph taken at 6.12pm on August 13, 2007

Summer

June 1996

Infra-Red Film

Ramsay Garden

Infra-red photograph  -  Ramsay Garden  -  Photograph taken June 1996

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken 14 June 1996

Autumn

November2003

Autumn Colours in the Royal Botanic Garden

Autumn Colours in the Royal Botanic Gardens  -  Photographed 2 November 2003

 Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                               Photographed 2 November 2003

Autumn

October 2005

Arthur's Seat from The Inch

Arthur's Seat from Inch ParkInch Park  -  Photographed 30 October 2005

  Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photograph taken:30 October 2005

Autumn

October 2005

Cyclists at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Urban Downhill Cycling Event  -  Edinburgh -  October 6, 2007

  Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken: October 6, 2007

Autumn

October 2005

Cyclist at Grassmarket

Urban Downhill Cycling Event  -  Edinburgh -  October 6, 2007

  Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken: October 6, 2007

Winter

December 2004

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street

Edinburgh Castle and Christmas Lights on the trees in Princes Street Gardens

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                             Photographed 6.30pm, 16 December 2003.    This image is to be used as a Christmas Card,  2004

Winter

December 2005

Santa Run  -  Princes Street Gardens

Santa Run  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  Sunday 11 December 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                    Photograph taken 11 December 2005

Winter

December 2005

Edinburgh Wheel

Edinburgh, Christmas 2005  -  The Bungydome, Christmas Carousel and Edinburgh Wheel

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                         Photograph taken 20 December 2005

Winter

December 2005

Edinburgh Wheel

Edinburgh, Christmas 2005  -  The statue of Adam Black, Lord Provost and MP, Bungydome and Edinburgh Wheel.  The Scott Mounument is in the background.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                         Photograph taken 20 December 2005

Winter

December 2005

Carousel and Edinburgh Wheel

Edinburgh, Christmas 2005  -  The Flying Carousel in East Princes Street Gardens

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken 20 December 2005

Winter

December 2011

Ice Rink

Edinburgh Ice Rink in East Princes Street Gardens  -  Christmas Eve, 2011

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken December 10, 2011

Winter

January 2007

Princes Street

The Scott Monument from the East End of Princes Street  -  4.50pm on January 26, 2007

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken January 269, 2007 at 4.50pm

Winter

January 2007

East End of Princes Street

Duke of Wellington statue in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street  -  4.48pm on January 26, 2007

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken January 26, 2007 at 4.48pm

Winter

December 2005

Waverley Station

Edinburgh, Christmas 2005  -  Waverley Station -  view from East Princes Street Gardens in beside the National Gallery of Scotland

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                            Photograph taken 20 December 2005

Winter

January 2008

St Leonard's entrance to Holyrood Park

Stone inside Holyrood Park, close to the park entrance at St Leonard's  -  January 2008

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken January 3, 2008 at 3.33pm

Winter

November 2010

Dean Village

 Snow Plough at Dean Village  -  November 29, 2010

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                      Photo taken:  November 29, 2010

 

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Royal Scots Greys Statue

Throughout the Year

I have made regular visits to the Royal Scots Grays Statue
in East Princes Street Gardens throughout the year.

Here is a selection of photos that I have taken there.

 

Photographs

January

Snow

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  January 1987          Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  January 1988

February

Rugby Match supporters

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  February 1988         Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  February 1988

March

A quiet month

   Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  March 1988

April

Tulips

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  April 1987         Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  April 1987        Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  April 1987

May

Blossom, sun and mist

   Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  May 1988         Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - May 1988

 Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - May 1987         Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - May 1987

June

Late Evening Sunshine

    Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -June 1987

July

Showers

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - July 1987         Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - July 1987     

August

Edinburgh Festival

   Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - August 1987          Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - August 1987        

Mist

   Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  August 1978

September

Tourists have left

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - September 1987        Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - September 1987    

October

Fine weather

      Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - October 1987

November

Remembrance Day

  Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - November 1987        Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - November 1987        Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - November 1987

Snow

    Royal Scots Greys Statue in West Princes Street Gardens  -  Edinburgh Castle in the background             Royal Scots Greys Statue in West Princes Street Gardens  -  Edinburgh Old Town in the background

 

December

Christmas

  Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - December 1987       Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - December 1987      Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - December 1987

Snow

    Looking to the south across Princes Street  -  Royal Scots Greys Statue and Edinburgh Castle              Looking to the south across Princes Street  -  Royal Scots Greys Statue and Edinburgh Castle

 

Here are enlargements from some of these photos

January

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                  Photograph taken 13 January 1987

February

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  February 1988

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                Photograph taken 23 February 1988

March

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  March 1988

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                Photograph taken 23 February 1988

April

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  April 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                      Photograph taken 29 April 1987

May

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -  May 1987

June

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  -June 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                  Photograph taken 30 June 1987

July

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - July 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                  Photograph taken 15 July 1987

August

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - August 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                    Photograph taken 9 August 1987

September

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - September 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                               Photograph taken 9 September 1987

October

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - October 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                   Photograph taken 11 October 1987

November

Royal Scots Greys' memorial statue  -  West Princes Street Gardens  - November 1987

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                               Photograph taken 8 November 1987

December

Looking to the south across Princes Street  -  Royal Scots Greys Statue and Edinburgh Castle

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                              Photograph taken December 23, 2009

 

 

 

 

The Year

EDINBURGH

FESTIVAL

& FRINGE

Festival

2002

'Black and White' ...

High Street

Street Entertainers  -  Violinists at Hunter Square

High Street

Edinburgh High Street  -  Entertainers in White  -  August 2002

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

 

... and wet weather during the Festival

Rain

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Wet weather in the Royal Mile, close to George IV Bridge

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

... and more wet weather photos.

 These have been manipulated in Photoshop
to remove the identity of the people.

Rain

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Princes Street at the Foor of the Mound

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

Rain

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Umbrella in the Royal Mile

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                        Photograph taken: August 7, 2006 at 1.12pm.

Rain

My Photographs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  North Bridge in wet weather

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

Rain

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Wet afternoon in the Royal Mile

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

Festival

2003

Performers ...

Golden Cycle Man

Edinburgh Festival 2003  -  'Golden Cycle Man' in the Royal Mile

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk              A 30ins x 20ins print of this photo is included in an exhibition at the City Art Centre, July 2004

High Street

Edinburgh Festival 2003  -  White Mime Artist and Girl in the Royal Mile

peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photograph taken 9 August 2003

Performers

Edinburgh Old Town in the background

Street Entertainment at the Edinburgh Festival 2003  -  Pipes & Drums 1

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photograph taken 2 August 2003

Spectators

High Street

Edinburgh Festival Visitors  -  Kilts, Flag and Dog

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken 13 August 2003

Festival

2004

High Street

A man, with a poster advertising one of the Edinburgh Fringe shows, stands in the Royal Mile

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                      Photograph taken:  11 August 2004

Festival Cavalcade on Waverley Bridge ...

Chinese People's Liberation Army

A Group from China  -  'Falum Dafa'

Festival Cavalcade crossing Waverley Bridge

 

Festival

2005

Recreating the Mona Lisa

Ralph Harris at The Mound

Recreating the Mona Lisa by Rolf Harris and his teamRolf Harris's team at The Mound, Edinburgh  -  28 August 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                            Edinburgh 28 August 2005

 

Rolf Harris at The Mound, Edinburgh  -  Recreating the Mona Lisa  -  28 August 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                         Edinburgh 28 August 2005

 

Rolf Harris at The Mound, Edinburgh  -  Recreating the Mona Lisa  -  28 August 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                    Edinburgh 28 August 2005

 

Rolf Harris at The Mound, Edinburgh  -  Recreating the Mona Lisa  -  28 August 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                       Edinburgh 28 August 2005

 

Rolf Harris at The Mound, Edinburgh  -  Recreating the Mona Lisa  -  28 August 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                     Edinburgh 28 August 2005

 

Festival

2006

The Royal Mile ...

High Street

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Entertainers

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk Photo taken: August 7, 2006

High Street

zoom-in

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Entertainers

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                     Photograph taken: August 7, 2006

High Street

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Entertainers

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                        Photograph taken: August 7, 2006

High Street

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Posters

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                   Photograph taken: August 7, 2006.

Festival

2009

The Cavalcade in Holyrood Park

The Festival Cavalcade

Passing Dumbiedykes

Edinburgh Festival Parade in Holyrood Park  -  August 9, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken August 9, 2009

The Festival Cavalcade

Chinese Dragon and Bears

Edinburgh Festival Parade in Holyrood Park  -  August 9, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken August 9, 2009

The Festival Cavalcade

Passing the Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh Festival Parade in Holyrood Park  -  August 9, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken August 9, 2009

The Festival Cavalcade

Motorcycles pass the horses on stilts

Edinburgh Festival Parade in Holyrood Park  -  August 9, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken August 9, 2009

The Festival Cavalcade

Motorcycles pass the horses on stilts

Edinburgh Festival Parade in Holyrood Park  -  August 9, 2009

 

 

The Year

CALTON HILL

Beltane Festival

Time Ball on the Nelson Monument ...

Time Ball in raised position

Photographed at 12.59pm  -   16 October 2006

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill. Time ball in raised position at 12.59pm on October 16, 2006  -  About to be lowered

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

Time Ball in raised position

Photographed at 12.59pm -  2 October 2006

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.  The time ball photographed at 11.59pm on October 2, 2006  -  waiting to be lowered at 1pm

peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Restoration of the Time Ball ...

The Time Ball arrives back at the Nelson Monument, following its restoration  -  2009

In the background, the dome of the observatory on Calton Hill

The time ball arrives back at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill folowing its restoration

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken:  June 30, 2009

 

The Time Ball arrives back at the Nelson Monument, following its restoration  -  2009

In the background:  1. National Monument,   2.  The Nelson Monument hidden behind scaffolding

The time ball arrives back at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill folowing its restoration

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken:  June 30, 2009

 

The time ball is returned to the top of of the Nelson Monument  -  2009

The Nelson Monument is being restored and is surrounded by scaffolding

The time ball is raised to the top of of the Nelson Monument

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                              Photo taken:  June 30, 2009

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Beltane Fire Festival

A Pagan Festival to celebrate the coming of Spring

Beltane Fire Festival

2006

The May Queen  at the Tunnel of Fire

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken:   April 30, 2006;  10.21pm

The Blue Man

 Blue Man -  one of the Druidic Spirit Guides

White Warrior Women  -  representing Truth, Law and Order:  Torchbearers  -  in the background

Green Men -  representing the first new growth of summer (hidden behind May Queen)

May Queen  -  embodying purity, strength and the potential for growth

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken:   April 30, 2006;  11.02pm

The Red Men

  Spirits from the underworld, symbolising chaos, mischief and lust

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken:   April 30, 2006;  10.48pm

The Red Men

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:   April 30, 2006;  11.09pm

Beltane Fire Festival

2007

Performers approaching Calton Hill for the start of the Beltane Festival

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:   April 30, 2007;  8.30pm

Performers on Calton Hill before the start of the Beltane Festival

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:   April 30, 2007;  8.36pm

The Start of the Procession on the steps of the National Monument on Calton Hill

The May Queen is at the front of the procession of 300 performers, followed by the White Warrior Women

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:   April 30, 2007;  9.56pm

Red Men

Spirits from the underworld, symbolising chaos, mischief and lust.  They are waiting
to ambush the procession as it reaches the end of its journey around Calton Hill

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                              Photograph taken:   April 30, 2007;  10.39pm

Another Red Men

(Some of the red men are females!)

Spirits from the underworld, symbolising chaos, mischief and lust.  They are waiting
to ambush the procession as it reaches the end of its journey around Calton Hill

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                           Photograph taken:   April 30, 2007;  10.46pm

Red Men

Spirits from the underworld, symbolising chaos, mischief and lust.
They have ambushed the procession as it reached the end of its journey around Calton Hill

Beltane Fire Festival, Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photograph taken:   April 30, 2007;  11.19pm

 

Beltane Fire Festival

2008

 

Performers pass through the Fire Point

The Blue Men, The May Queen, The Green Man, The White Women warriors and the Torch Bearers
pass through the Fire Arch, as the Red Men emerge from under their black cloaks in the foreground.

Performers pass through the Fire Arch on Calton Hill  -  April 30, 2008

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken:   April 30, 2008 at 10.30pm

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Kite Flying

with some large kites from Japan

Kites

September 2007

Members of the Sode-Cho Kite Flyers from Japan

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                  Photograph taken September 2, 2007

 

Kites and the National Monument, Calton Hill

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photograph taken September 2, 2007

 

Members of Sode-Cho Kite Fliers from Japan

pack up their kites at the end of the afternoon's kite flying

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photograph taken September 2, 2007

 

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photograph taken September 2, 2007

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Trafalgar Day

November 21

The Nelson Monument decorated with Flags

The flags spell out the message:

 

"England expects that every man will do his duty"

2011

View from the East

Nelson Monuments decorated with flags for Trafalgar Day, 2011

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo taken:  October 21, 2011

 

2011

View from the East

Nelson Monuments decorated with flags for Trafalgar Day, 2011

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo taken:  October 21, 2011

 

Nelson Monuments decorated with flags for Trafalgar Day, 2011

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo taken:  October 21, 2011

 

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New Year

Procession to Calton Hill

The start of Edinburgh's 3-day

 New Year Celebrations

Dec 29

2003

A Torchlight procession from the Royal Mile,
leading to the bonfire and fireworks on Calton Hill.

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken 29 Dec 2003

 

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken 29 Dec 2003

 

Bonfire on Calton Hill

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken 29 Dec 2003

 

Bonfire on Calton Hill

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken 29 Dec 2003

 

Fireworks on Calton Hill

Fireworks on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken 29 Dec 2003

 

Fireworks on Calton Hill

Fireworks on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken 29 Dec 2003

Dec 29

2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  29 December 2005

 

Torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                           Photograph taken:  29 December 200

 

Torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  29 December 2005

 

Torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken:  29 December 2005

Dec 29

2006

Burning a straw effigy on Calton Hill

at the end of the Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photograph taken December 29, 2006

The Torchlight Procession approaches the foot of Calton Hill

to be met by a character in the trees (not visible in this picture) with a red flare

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken December 29, 2006

Dec 29

2008

Torchlight Procession  -  Princes Street

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Princes Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken December 29, 2008

Torchlight Procession  -  Princes Street

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Princes Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                             Photograph taken December 29, 2008

Torchlight Procession  -  Waterloo Place

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Princes Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken December 29, 2008

Bonfire at Calton Hill at the end of the Torchlight Procession

Burning a Wicker Effigy of a Rampant Lion at the top of Calton Hill, at the end of the Torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 29, 2008

Dec 29

2011

The Nelson Monument

on the evening of the Torchlight Procession

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

The National Monument

on the evening of the Torchlight Procession

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken December 30, 2011

The end of the Calton Hill Fireworks Display

on the evening of the Torchlight Procession

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken December 30, 2011

Dec 29

2012

The Torchlight Procession crosses North Bridge

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 30, 2012

The Torchlight Procession crosses North Bridge

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photograph taken December 30, 2012

The Torchlight Procession in Waterloo Place

Looking up to the fireworks on Calton Hill

Edinburgh Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken December 30, 2012

 

 

The Year

TREES

 

 

Trees

in

Inch Park

and in the grounds of

 Liberton Primary School

 at the SW corner of Inch Park.

I've now also started taking photos of trees in other parts of Edinburgh.

I hope to start adding these photos to the EdinPhoto web site soon.

 

Types of Tree

 

Identification

Beech

Bark, Leaves, Tree

      Beech Tree  -  19 September 2012

 

Identification

Elm

Bark, Leaves. Tree

Elm Tree  -  19 September 2012

 

Identification

Horse Chestnut

Bark, Leaves. Tree

 

 

Photos to be added later

 

 

 

Identification

Monkey Puzzle

Bark, Leaves. Tree

 

 

Photos to be added later

 

 

 

Identification

Oak

Bark, Leaves, Tree

 

Identification

Scots Pine

Bark, Leaves, Tree,
Reflections

Inch Park, Liberton  -  July 2012   -  Still Raining     Inch Park, Liberton  -  August 2012 following heavy rain

 

 

Identification

3.

Tree Not yet identified

I'll have to go back
 and have  a closer
 look at this tree

 SE corner of Inch Park

Is it an Elm?

What type of tree might this be.  It is near the SE corner of Inch Park  -  Photographed September 2012

Trees changing through the seasons ...

Trees through the Seasons

Oak

Summer Tree on the Left
Autumn Tree on the Right

Inch Park, Liberton  -  August 2012 following heavy rain Inch Park  -  Trees in Autumn  -   October 2005

 

and enlargements of a few of the photos above ...

September 2012

Can anybody tell me what type of tree this is?  Is it an elm?

 Inch Park  -  What type of tree is this?

  Peter Stubbs -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                           Photo taken September 19, 2012

 

Scots Pine

January

 Scots Pine Tree with snow and ice, on the ground that was flooded  in Inch Park between Glenallan Drive and the children's playground in front of Inch House  -  January 2013

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                    Photo taken January 16, 2013

July

Inch Park, Liberton  -  August 2012 following heavy rain

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                        Photo taken July 18, 2012

August

 Scots Pine Tree in the middle of the flooded area at Inch Park

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                           Photo taken 1 August 2012

September

Scots Pine Tree in the middle of the flooded area at Inch Park

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                             Photo taken 5 September, 2012

Maple

 

Inch Park

Maple Tree

2005

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

October

2005

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

October

2005

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

November

2005

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

November

2006

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

April

2006

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

April

2006

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

May

2006

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

May

2006

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

July

2006

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

July

2009

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

October

2009

  Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

October

2009

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

November

2009

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

November

2010

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

January

2012

    Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

September 5

2012

    Sycamore Tree near the NW corner of Inch Park  -  5 September 2012

September 19

Photo 1

Spring

Sycamore Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo taken 21 April 2006

Photo 2

Summer

Sycamore Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken 5 July 2006

Photo 3

Autumn

Sycamore Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken 30 October 2005

Photo 4

Winter

Sycamore Tree near the SW corner of Inch Park

  Peter Stubbs  -    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo taken 30 October 2005

 

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