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Post by Lynn Henni

Christmas Past

So, another Edinburgh Christmas and New Year festival is over.  This one was mostly mild, but thankfully for photographers across the city, we had some rain to reflect the Christmas lights.  Not sure the tourists felt the same as they visited the German market…

Bothy. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Bothy. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I took this photo as it’s an unusual to see the benches here and I liked the slightly higgledy line they follow.  To accommodate the Christmas stalls, the benches normally set along the northern paths of Princes St Gardens East are moved to the southern side where there’s not very much to see but many locals probably like the relative tranquillity of this spot in a city so full of merry-making.

Displaced Benches. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Displaced Benches. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

But sitting around in December can be pretty chilling so the hot chocolate, coffee and mulled wine sellers do a good trade.  Is that a wistful look at somebody else’s burger maybe?

Hoodie. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Hoodie. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

There have been many shots of the big wheel – I quite liked the idea of just a section of it as a backdrop to the ‘party animals’ coming to and going from the market.  And now, all that’s left behind is the mud…and the photos; there are always the photos.

Caught In The Light. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Caught In The Light. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

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