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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Another note from my iPhone.

I am in Edinburgh for the weekend working, this will be the first time I’ve been alone in Edinburgh for coming on 30 years.

I did the tourist walk; along the West End, up Lothian Road, through the Meadows down South Bridges, the Royal Mile up to the Castle and then back to the hotel.

Strange emotions, strange seeing the place again after so many years of popping up for family visits without really visiting the city.

The walk gave me ideas for another series of photographs, but these are Edinburgh centric and will take a while to compose and collect.

‘Sins of the Father’ first two notes are places I saw my dad coming out of:

the Western Bar has been there forever and doesn’t seem to have changed much, but the Bingo Hall used to be Edinburgh’s ‘adult’ cinema.

This is a start and how much of this I go into is still to be decided.

Sage Gateshead

I’m entering a competition at lensculture and I’m thinking of entering a series rather than just a single picture.

So far I’ve got nine from various visits to the Sage, Gateshead. Another significant architectural and cultural landmark in the North East commissioned by Gateshead Council in their bid to use the arts as a regenerative force.

Internally there are areas that hark to the shape of ships and link with the use of Newcastle/Gateshead as an important port and ship building area.

I’ll be adding more to these as I decide which ones I want to use.