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November 9, 2010

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while i wait on a roll of B&W film being developed, i wanted to share some color snaps from a weekend in edinburgh visiting my good friends christophe & gemma. they were excellent hosts and tour guides, and we had a great time. edinburgh is such an attractive city. lots of walking, stunning views, a weather-induced pub crawl and delicious food.  i think i like scotland.

  1. November 9, 2010 8:54 am

    Oh what fun! I visited friends in Edinburgh a couple of summers ago and really liked my time there. Can’t wait to see your b&w shots.

  2. November 9, 2010 9:09 am

    So beautiful. What a gorgeous dog!

  3. November 9, 2010 9:15 am

    I haven’t been to Edinburgh (or Scotland) but people who have seem to really like it. I feel like I should make a trip there soon.

  4. November 9, 2010 9:21 am

    I have been absolutely dying to visit Edinburgh! Your pictures are so lovely and make me want to jet off right now!

  5. Christophe permalink
    November 9, 2010 9:48 am

    Looking forward to the B&W’s too mate…haste ye back, as they say in these parts.

  6. November 9, 2010 10:00 am

    Are the streets really as clean as they look? I like imagining how the damp bricks sound underfoot. What a charming place, and the kilts!

  7. marthasnail permalink
    November 9, 2010 10:29 am

    just lovely. scotland seems like my kind of place.

  8. November 9, 2010 10:51 am

    oh, this looks all so cozy! funny, how grey and rainy weather just looks better in some places than in others…

  9. November 9, 2010 12:41 pm

    oh this looks like such a wonderful place!!

  10. Elisabeth permalink
    November 9, 2010 12:55 pm

    Thank you for reminding me of the beauty of this much beloved city. Recently, I have been thinking about when I lived in Edinburgh; and these photos brought back memories of luscious greens, grand vistas, and beautiful hearted people. Saturday evenings just aren’t the same without regular kilt sightings!

  11. dani kreeft permalink
    November 9, 2010 1:09 pm

    o dude! i was in ireland this summer and my little brother went on to scotland, and i couldn’t afford it, so i didn’t.
    and HOW i regret this decision! his pictures, as well as yours, make me miss a place i’ve never been. scotland looks MAGICAL.
    thanks for sharing these!

  12. November 9, 2010 2:14 pm

    They’re all wonderful pictures but I particularly like the third and the last photos best. They have a great atmosfere and composition. I’ve never been in Edinburgh but from the photos you’ve been taken I would say it is a lovely city. Have fun while your’re there!

  13. November 9, 2010 2:42 pm

    beautiful, I love Edinburgh!

  14. Jannagould permalink
    November 9, 2010 2:50 pm

    There’s something astounding about that third photo. I like it.

  15. November 9, 2010 3:28 pm

    Great city, and nice photos! :-)

  16. November 9, 2010 4:17 pm

    One of my favorite places. I think you need to see it in color in a way…there is just something about those greens.

  17. November 9, 2010 4:22 pm

    Your work reminds me so much of my old work.

    My work when I had my head in the photography game, I was consistently in the darkroom, and I had the bones to shill for the constant purchase of film, paper, etc. I even had a car back then.

    Since those days I’ve gotten so much busier with other things that my photos slightly depress me now. I’ve gone to the ease and cost-efficient use of mostly all digital equipment, and when I come and see amazing beautiful work like yours here still being done, it makes me feel like, “Why the hell did I ever fall away from film?” Now days, all I look for in a shot is a pretty picture, one where the light is gonna look sharp in the digital byproduct. I used to look for art; I now just look for eye candy. Going through my endless book of old negatives and old prints from the darkroom it absolutely astounds me.

    It is sad how the pursuit of true art can so easily fall by the wayside to the new digital era, and just work in general. There is nothing like film, and I even feel silly saying it but after being through it all, it is so undeniable. My original plan in university was to become a photographer and I scrapped it when I thought I couldn’t make a career out of it. How I wish I did, or wish I could. What place does an image so beautiful have in our world today?

  18. November 9, 2010 4:35 pm

    the colors in “The Bakehouse Co.” are fantastic! lovely set of images, definitely makes me want to visit.

  19. November 9, 2010 5:38 pm

    One of my favourite cities…got a little teary seeing the pics!
    I always called it E-Town as my Scottish friends used to tease me for the way I pronounced it. It got to the point that they’d call it E-Town too. :)
    Did you make it to Chocolate Soup? St. Giles is phenomenal…I hope you went in.

  20. margaret permalink
    November 10, 2010 12:00 am

    love these!

  21. November 10, 2010 12:28 am

    I lived there 4 years while at uni, until last year. it’s beautiful, laidback, flawed and fun :)

  22. November 10, 2010 1:43 am

    wonderful as always. Looks like a gorgeous city.

  23. Entity Sterrett permalink
    November 10, 2010 8:57 am

    I want to live in your photos ;)

  24. November 10, 2010 10:06 am

    Would love to know the foodie spots you enjoyed. I’ve been to Edinburgh a couple of times in the last year, and I keep thinking I would want to move there except that I can’t find enough delicious places to eat. Help please!

  25. November 11, 2010 2:44 pm

    Love, love, love Edinburgh. Visited back in July. Such a beautiful city. Your photos of the city make me miss it. I recommend the restaurant The Witchery.

  26. November 12, 2010 1:56 pm

    It is so beautiful. Now I know why my dear friends love living there so much.
    Much love,

  27. November 25, 2010 4:45 am

    This makes me nostalgic for a weekend we spent with friends in Ramsay Gardens.


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