More Monkeys. #Street #Portrait #Edinburgh #edfringe .@edfringe .@FourthMonkeyTC

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni,

Another selection of the characters from The Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on at TheSpace as part of this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Still Living. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Still Living. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On The High Street. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On The High Street. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hooded. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hooded. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing Still. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing Still. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Ascension. #Street #Photo #Edinburgh #edfringe .@edfringe .@FourthMonkeyTC

Post by Paul Henni,

A selection of the characters from ‘Ascension’ by The Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on at TheSpace as part of this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Happy:Sad. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Happy:Sad. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Monkey In The Peaked Cap. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Joyous. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Joyous. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Look. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Long Trousers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Long Trousers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
 Angus The Monkey with his Admirers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Angus The Monkey with his Admirers. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company (Ascension). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And one from last year…

Grimm Tales, Fourth Monkey.
Grimm Tales, Fourth Monkey.

 

More #West #Coast #Scotland #Argyll #Photo www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Another post from the West Coast.

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

On our long walk around Dunadd en route to the Crinan Canal, Paul couldn’t resist the view from this bridge crossing the River Add; whereas I prefered the bridge itself featuring my muse.

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

Shortly after the bridge, we happened on some sheep – mostly grazing on the hay bale but one seemed determined to see us off.

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

No paseran!

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

They stopped eating, showed some mild interest in us in the way that sheep do, then drifted off.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On the following day we walked from Crinan Harbour up the hill on the other side from the Crinan Basin.  The weather was changeable with a lowering sky over the harbour.

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

As we climbed, blue skies emerged reflecting turquoise on the water.

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

In the distance,  across Loch Crinan we could see Duntrune Castle .  One of Scotland’s many ghosts apparently haunts the castle in the form of a piper killed by defenders in 1615 after playing his bagpipes to warn attackers of the castle that they had been discovered.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

As we continued our walk, yet more changes in the weather – here with sunlight reflecting in the middleground while more typical west of Scotland weather lurks in the background.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Taking this photo, Paul was definitely influenced by fellow Norwegian, artist Theodore Kittelsen, you can almost see trolls hiding among the trees.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On our way back from our walk, we stopped at the Crinan Basin for coffee and meringue where we saw the puffer, VIC 32, built in 1943 and reminiscent of the famous Vital Spark.  Clyde Puffers developed from coracles with subsequent influences  from Viking longships and, later, gabbart barges before becoming steam-powered and finally incorporating a wheelhouse.

During the war when there was an urgent need for sea-going victualling or food supply ships,  the Clyde Puffer design provided the ideal  craft.  However, the Clyde ship yards were somewhat busy at this time and the Admiralty had to look elsewhere to fulfil orders so the VIC 32 was one of the puffers built by Dunston’s of Thorne, Yorkshire.

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

The VIC 32 is one of the last few coal-fired steam-powered puffers left and it is still possible to cruise round the Scottish islands on her – trips can be booked via website http://savethepuffer.co.uk/

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On our way home from Tarbert, driving from Portavadie to Dunoon, we stopped at one of the laybys to check out the view down Loch Riddon towards Stuck, Glaic, Knockdow and Toward.  Scottish placenames are wonderful!

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

Getting a bit closer, you can see the Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry in this shot.  Before the ferry was built, cattle were swum across from the island to be sold in lowland markets.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

After that, it was off to the ferry and the drive home to Edinburgh.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

History, Prehistory and Precipitation #Scotland #Photo www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

History, Prehistory and Precipitation

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Easter weekend in Tarbert was a wild affair weather-wise with rain followed by mist followed by sun with a stunning rainbow appearing in the middle of it all.

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

 

Tarbert, the Gaelic for an isthmus or a place over which a boat can be dragged (there are a few places with similar names in the west of Scotland) is a lovely wee harbour setting popular with sailors, especially during the Scottish Series Yacht Race which takes place around the end of May each year.  It’s also well known for its annual seafood festival; Tarbert prawns and locally caught scallops feature on most menus in town.

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

There is also a lot of history in the area – nearby is Dunadd Hill Fort.  The site first occupied in the Iron Age, was later used by Gaelic kings of Dál Riata  in the 6th to 9th century.  The Dál Riata tribes subsequently merged with the Picts leading to the establishing of the kingdom of Alba.  The site is open to visitors and has some interesting carvings including a boar and 2 human footprints thought to be used in ceremonies to inaugurate new kings. The setting is dramatic, with the hill rising above the Mòine Mhòr, Gaelic for the Great Moss, a huge flat area of marshy land around the Crinan Canal.

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

The Kilmartin Glen has the highest concentration of prehistoric monuments and historical sites in Scotland.  On our wet walk to Dunadd, we found a couple of impressive standing stones in an otherwise unremarkable field.

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

The canal is also a favourite with yachtsfolk who want to cross from one side of the peninsula to the other – it provides a short cut from  the Sound of Jura at Crinan to Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp.  Having battled the rain and wind, we were lucky enough to spot this rainbow hovering over the yachts moored on at the Bellanoch Marina on the Canal.

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

 

Last Weekend #edfringe Selection. #Street #Edinburgh .@edfringe www.henni.photo

Last weekend of the Festival and a few tired souls still hard at it. Well done for making this far. A few scene setting shots at the end too.

Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
This Much. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
This Much. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Windy (I am. LCP Dance Theatre). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Windy (I am. LCP Dance Theatre). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
You-Sical. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
You-Sical. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Edinburgh Alternative Guide 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Edinburgh Alternative Guide 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Edinburgh Alternative Guide 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Edinburgh Alternative Guide 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Choices. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Choices. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
After The Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
After The Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Little Light Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Little Light Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

 

 

Safehouse – Allmans Project. #Live #Music #Edinburgh #edfringe .@theSpaceUK www.henni.photo

In case you haven’t come a cross them, Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band who play regular gigs around Scotland, specialising in a fantastic blues / rock /psychedelic mix that’ll get you going.

With additional drummer and conga player, they did an Allmans Project set over a few nights as part of the Fringe here in Edinburgh and bloody good it was too. The line-up was Gary Mees, Gary Davidson, Sky Tusk, Ali Petrie, Andrew Stirling, Mike Park, Sean Scott and John Bruce. The latter two being former members of Blues’n’Trouble – previously posted about when they had their 30th anniversary.

So here’s a set of shots we took…

Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse – The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse - The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse – The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And a couple of out-takes.

First up, demonic eyes in the extra fine keyboard player, Mr Ali Petrie.

Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And a strange transmogrification occurring – Mr Sky Tusk, yer vocalist extraordinaire.

Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Another Fine #edfringe Selection. #Street #Edinburgh www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Here’s another selection of our shots taken on the High Street of Street Performers and people from Fringe Shows. As it is the last week of the Festival, this is a longer post to try to get everyone in who let us takes shots of them – thanks!

We lost track of some people in the avalanche of flyers, but hopefully the captions are right. If you spot yourself or someone you know, let us know and we can add their name.

At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Shake'n'Shimmy (Miroslava and Ivan). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Shake’n’Shimmy (Miroslava and Ivan). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Showbiz. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Showbiz. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mabinogion. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mabinogion. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mabinogion. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mabinogion. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gazzo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gazzo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stuck. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stuck. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tales From A Cabaret. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Choices. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Choices. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Visitors. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Visitors. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Red Jacket, Red Phonebox, Black Tie (The Magic Circus). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Red Jacket, Red Phonebox, Black Tie (The Magic Circus). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Magic Den In The Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Magic Den In The Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Perfomers On The High Street. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Perfomers On The High Street. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
At The Fringe. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fringe Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Street Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Street Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Street Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Street Performer. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wild Bill, Sonnet Of A Bardsterd. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wild Bill, Sonnet Of A Bardsterd. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Tails. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fringe Tails. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Clive Anderson. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mr Clive Anderson. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.