Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fringe Benefits


Edinburgh is the city of festivals, and in August there are several of them. One of the largest is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe). The events on offer are almost unlimited. We arrived at the tail end, but still found lots of interesting things to to.


You can for instance take a daytime walking-tour of both the Old Town and the New Town and learn quite a lot in the process.


Or you can take a night-time literary pub tour in the same areas, guided by two professional (and very entertaining) professional actors.


This of course involves visiting some local pubs ...


If you want something a wee bit different, you can enjoy Scottish folk music in a small, but packed cellar salon bar.
 

And there is always whisky-tasting - guided by those who know how (The photo is NOT from where the tasting was located). Somehow i forgot to take any there.

25 comments:

John said...

Never been; depending on how they vote next week, it might mean a 'foreign trip' for us in future.

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Dina said...

It's a whole other world.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

One of those places I've always intended to go but never quite managed. Thank heavens for hardy souls like you who are willing to undergo the hardships in order to report to the rest of the world!

perambulatingphotographer said...

Nice series.

Kate said...

I think the night tour would be my cup of tea, oops! I mean my favorite way to imbibe.

Birdman said...

Where does the 'pub crawl' start? Meet you there.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I can't imagine why you forgot to take photos :-) Very interesting photos, lovely city.

Thanks for the complement on the photos, I wrestled with the focus on those images. I think focus stacking would make them better, but I do not have software to do that.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like fun to me!! I'm ready to join the crowd! Fun pics for the day, Rune!! Hope you're enjoying a great week!! Thanks as always for stopping by!!

Malyss said...

Many Great ways to discover Scottish cities !Did you forget to take pictures because you were too "busy" to try whiskies ?.. :o)

Phoenix C. said...

Sounds like great fun! I love the photo of the shop front, with the figure with an artist's palette for a head. It's eye almost looks like a little dog looking out through the hole!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

sorry, haven't visited you for a long time. Did you hear about the OMO detergent incident of your cyclist given them, and they mistook it for energy drink.

Viola said...

For en kuuuul blåfarge! :)
Flotte bilder også!
Lenge siden jeg var hos våre naboer i vest.. men en gang var det nesten mitt andre hjemland.. hver ferie satte jeg kursen mot Skottland og Glasgow! Men har da vært i Edinburgh også.. :)

imac said...

Beautiful City, didn't know you were over here MDF, looks like you found the right places too,lol,Hope you enjoyed.Best wishes J&S.

EG CameraGirl said...

Edinburgh in August sounds like great fun!

Valerie said...

I have heard of the Fringe Festival and the comedy festival that is part of it because it is usually full of Australian comedians.
BTW Is that you in the mask?

James said...

This is an excellent tour of Edinburgh. I enjoyed seeing your photos! Hopefully someday I'll go there myself.

Pat Tillett said...

Thank you for the great photo tour! I really enjoyed it. Your photos are really good.

HansHB said...

Flott serie og fristende dråper av Whisky! Og whisky-smaking, der er jeg med!
Trubaduren med gitar likte jeg veldig godt. Har du prøvd det i b&w?

Mitt b&w bidrag denne helga finner du her: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

HansHB said...

Ser du la ut dette innlegget for fire dager siden. Noe galt med mine innstillinger siden jeg ikke har fått automatisk melding om det...
God helg til deg, Rune!

barbara judge said...

The fringe -- great theme. Sounds like it could be "the eccentric?" Or maybe "the outsiders?" Whatever I thought your photos were just wonderful! -- barbara

Banjo52 said...

What is that scotch? Royal something. I'm no businessman, but I believe I'd make the brand name more prominent.

Looks like you've had a fine time!

truels said...

Jeg tror også, at jeg ville glemme at fotografere, hvis jeg deltog i whisky smagning ;-)

Ken Mac said...

Freaky fringeres

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos, wonderful feelings, colors to dream!