April 02, 2006

Twilight Castle


Here's a close-up of the castle from the Esplanade at a little after 8pm last night - the sun had begun to go down, but there were still quite a few tourists around there to get these great floodlit shots of the entrance. Edinburgh will be a very empty city today as the two teams, Hearts and Hibs are playing each other in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final...in Glasgow! Yes, the SFA are very logical. There is a 67,000 seater rugby stadium sitting empty today in Edinburgh and yet, they make 52,000 people travel along one narrow strip of motorway to get to Glasgow...oh, and there is engineering work being done on the train line too! The winner will play Gretna in the final...a real modern football fairytale...Gretna, a town of 2,500, famous for weddings, joined the Scottish league just 4 years ago, and now in the Scottish Cup Final and on the brink of bringing European football to this village down on the English border. Fantastic!

13 comments:

Edwin Sumun said...

Empty city? Old castle? Lots of Scottish ghosts flying about, no doubt. :)

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Grant F said...

oh yes, plenty of ghosts...which our many tour guides will be happy to tell you about (and scare you) for a small fee!

Pierre said...

Twilight Castel, what a beautiful name for a post. It would be a great title for a novel. Beautiful "twlight" light...

Anna said...

Very beautiful!

nebel said...

I love twilight photos! Is this a "ground level" shot? The camera appears to be very near the ground!

Grant F said...

nebel, now that you mention it, it does look low down, but I was actually standing up normally, but just quite a distance away

luggi said...

Found your blog and put a link to on mine. Very nice!

bob said...

Nice shot. Looks like summer!

Nicola said...

Looks like quite a big castle! As for the Scottish Cup - sounds like you really regret not going to Glasgow. Are you gonna watch it on TV?

Lisi said...

great shot, this one and yesterday's too!

Grant F said...

Nicola - neither of them are my team, so was not too bothered. Mind you, my boss is a Hibs fan and they lost 4-0... fortunately no more school for two weeks!

Anonymous said...

thank you for this photo, i love looking up at the castle when it is floodlit.
trinaf

Adam Lee Dalziel said...

this is a fantastic photo - like the blog -