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Summer '69; Scotland, Part II

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Summer '69; Scotland, Part II

Postby BillyBob » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:54 pm

Back to Scotland, the summer of 1969.

I'm a little confused; the last photo that I posted was of a sign that said Balmoral/Aberdeen.Braemar - but we'ed already been to Pitlochry - which was AFTER Balmoral/Aberdeen on the slide magazine labels. Oh well, perhaps we're a little out of order.

The slide I labelled "Cumbernauld Bridge" was actually the Firth Railway Bridge. The other one was the Firth of Forth road bridge.

We pick up where we left off:

Aberdeen Castlegate. Cool car in the foreground!
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Love the folks sitting on the bench - just hanging out.
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Tower of the Aberdeen Arts Centre
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Balmoral Castle gates
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Balmoral Castle
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I'm skipping some flower shots...



Don't know where this is. I suspect that one would simply call it a 'stately home'?
Google image search isn't much of a help; I don't have enough clues to give it.
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Too bad about the telephone pole
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She'd be what, nearing 50 now?
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"Wrong" side of the road ;-)
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Garden shots. Again, I'll drop a few of the flowers-only pics. If anyone REALLY wants them....
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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
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No idea of the significance of this.
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Self portrait.
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Here's what's there now. You can recognize the building next door; balcony, windows, etc.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/edinbu ... 2c!6m1!1e1

NO WAITING
Edinburgh Castle
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Princes Street gardens https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princes_Street_Gardens

This is the Scott Monument https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Monument
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Looking at the 'Monuments' section of the above Wiki page, I'm not placing this one.
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Mob mentality.
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Tile roof?
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Edinburgh Museum of Childhood
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of ... inburgh%29
hey too got a new sign.
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At this point I'm getting some image errors; I believe that I'll had to upload some again another time. So that's it for now.


Cheers!
Bill
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Re: Summer '69; Scotland, Part II

Postby Captain Slack » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:36 am

I think the monument you couldn't place is on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church. It kinda looks like the right area I remember from when we were in Edinburgh, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Summer '69; Scotland, Part II

Postby BillyBob » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:06 pm

Captain Slack wrote:I think the monument you couldn't place is on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church. It kinda looks like the right area I remember from when we were in Edinburgh, but I could be wrong.


Thanks for the tip; it gave me a starting point. The Roman-looking building in the background was a clue. Looking at the Google satellite image of the area around St. John's Episcopal Church - and the stretch between the Scott Monument and St. John's, it appeared that the Royal Scottish Academy had such architecture. Yup - Google street view shows the Academy, plus the distinctive building across the street - but the statue in question is hidden behind some trees.

Is that a salt bin in front of that bus shelter? I didn't realize that it got quite that cold there.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.9521237,-3.1958977,3a,75y,276.81h,72.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sB_HgxCixsXSQ0UqdxEjQRg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

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Re: Summer '69; Scotland, Part II

Postby Julio1fer » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:12 pm

Now you found a self-portrait of the photographer. And maybe of his camera as well, with luck.
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