Thursday, 27 August 2015

Edinburgh at Night

After walking around the Royal Mile all afternoon enjoying the atmosphere of the Fringe, we decided to head for Calton Hill to look down on the city as day turned to night.

The city has a very different feel after dark and from my viewpoint I could see along Princes Street and across to the castle.

The evening finished with a fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle as part of the Tattoo presentation.

Princes Street and Balmoral Hotel's clock tower
Edinburgh Castle
Fireworks display

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Hailed as the biggest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh Fringe provides entertainment from music and dance to drama and comedy.

By day the performers gather on the Royal Mile handing out fliers and puting on short previews of their act.

The public gather round the makeshift stages and enjoy the colourful entertainment.

With people coming from all corners of the world to take part and also to spectate, Edinburgh is a fantastic place to come in August.

A man in his underpants juggling machettes
while balancing on top of a latter
Performers from 'The Korean Beautiful Performance' parade along the Royal Mile
'Fourth Monkey' actress handing out fliers
'Swingerella' possibly looking for a handsome prince
Music and dance from 'Split Second'
Hats with sunflowers
Girl playing her violin
'Afropella Night' a cappella singers from Ghana
Asian dancer
Dramatic poses underneath Adam Smith's statue
Cast member from 'Distinguished Gentlemen'
A tribute to 'The Blues Brothers'
'Hansel &Gretel' actress