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Not a castle in sight

Post by bennie » February 6th, 2005, 10:32 am

These are photos taken on the fourth of feb in Edinburgh. I wasn't in the mood that day that's why there's only a few photos. My friend took more photos than I did.

This is the roof of Edinburgh's Waverly Train Station:
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I forget the name of this monument. It's in a park down the hill from Edinburgh Castle and I fucking love it's ostentatious beauty. Is it gothic? One of you architecture experts can tell me it isn't:
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This? Well, this is four pipes, don't you know:
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This is one of two photos from that day that I actually really like. The rest are a bit "meh!" But I like this one.



This is the other one I really like. It sums up how I was feeling that day, hence the lack of photos. There's something sad and lonely, yet very beautiful about empty park benches and I love the way the trees bow their heads in acknowledgment of this. It's one of those funny ironies (destruction and lonliness make beautiful art):
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there's nothing particularly striking about this image but I want to show you it because of the bridge in the background. Notice how it travels up at an angle? Edinburgh is clinging to a range of hills and consequently the city is built in several levels. It makes it a fucking great city to walk about in:Image



This was a really striking looking, sort of faux-Tudor style building. It's a cafe with a french name, which escapes me. But I noticed that the chimney was particularly nice:
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I have a thing for basement flats. I also loved the green mossy coverings on the steps and floor:
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I just liked the name of this pub and the fact that, as decoration, there is an old bicycle hanging with fairy lights:
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Post by Artguy » February 6th, 2005, 10:55 am

Great shots Bennie love the pipes...ah yes the the pipes, the pipes are calling....That Gothic place ...pretty sure it's not Gothic....too ornate....Gothic has no spires just square cut off ....very staid stuff....what it is ....don't know....and I gotta spend a friday eve gettin pissed at a place called the bad ass....I would be honoured to have my ass tossed from such an establishment.....

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Post by Anonymous-one » February 6th, 2005, 11:36 am

Flying buttress : one of the trademarks of Gothic
architecture . The other two being , ornate facades
and gargoyles.

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Spires : Colognes Cathedral . XI century .

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Cut Off : Notre Dame de Paris . X century .

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The ideal Gothic church :

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Post by bennie » February 6th, 2005, 12:49 pm

if it wissnae fer yer google, wher whid yeh be?


Sir Walter Scott Monument. According to this, it is gothic.
http://www.rampantscotland.com/visit/blvisitscott.htm
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Post by Artguy » February 6th, 2005, 2:44 pm

I stand corrected.......

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Post by bennie » February 6th, 2005, 2:47 pm

yes, I wasn't sure myself. It just seemed gothic, or at least, gothic influenced.

I'm glad you liked the pipes photo. It's one of my favourites too.
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Post by Anonymous-one » February 7th, 2005, 12:28 am

Bennie wrote :

if it wissnae fer yer google, wher whid yeh be?

Damn if i know ?

When in doubt , just google it the fuck up .

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Post by jimboloco » February 8th, 2005, 11:45 pm

what do a scottish rastamon say?

hoot mon


gees nae wunder yeh be whid fer yer bootress

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