April 02, 2006
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!
Posted by G Fraser at 08:34