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A Sideways Glance

A Sideways Glance

At The Things I See.
I am not a photographer, I take photos. A photo doesn't have to be pixel perfect to be interesting or to tell a story.
Jumpin Jiminy Cricket on Flickr.

Burntisland Funfair

Jumpin Jiminy Cricket on Flickr.

Burntisland Funfair

Welcome To Burntisland on Flickr.

Burntisland in the summer

Welcome To Burntisland on Flickr.

Burntisland in the summer

The Royal Scott Caledonian Sleeper Special on Flickr.

Burntisland Fair

The Royal Scott Caledonian Sleeper Special on Flickr.

Burntisland Fair

Father and Son on Flickr.

Father and Son
“Hello Dad”.
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“Alright Son you ok over there”
Waiting for my train at Kirkcaldy

Father and Son on Flickr.

Father and Son
“Hello Dad”.
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“Alright Son you ok over there”

Waiting for my train at Kirkcaldy

Still walking on the wildside

Beveridge Park wildlife bog area

Lomo LCA Agfa Vista Colour 200

Still walking on the wildside

Beveridge Park wildlife bog area

Lomo LCA Agfa Vista Colour 200

A Kelpie On the Forth & Clyde Canal in Falkirk.

Lomo LCA
Agfa Vista Colour 200

A Kelpie On the Forth & Clyde Canal in Falkirk.

Lomo LCA Agfa Vista Colour 200

Theres Nobody Home on Flickr.

One of two cottages within the grounds of Beveridge Park. The other is still in use.

Lomo LCA

Agfa Vista Colour 200

Theres Nobody Home on Flickr.

One of two cottages within the grounds of Beveridge Park. The other is still in use.

Lomo LCA

Agfa Vista Colour 200

Take A Walk On the Wild Side on Flickr.

The Wildlife Bog Area at Beveridge Park.
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Lomo LCA.
Agfa Vista Colour 200.

Take A Walk On the Wild Side on Flickr.

The Wildlife Bog Area at Beveridge Park.
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Lomo LCA.
Agfa Vista Colour 200.

Kelpie Domination on Flickr.

Dominating the skyline of Falkirk they make an imposing sight for drivers on the M9

Kelpie Domination on Flickr.

Dominating the skyline of Falkirk they make an imposing sight for drivers on the M9

A Wheel Wide View on Flickr.

Top Of The Falkirk Wheel

A Wheel Wide View on Flickr.

Top Of The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel on Flickr.

The Falkirk Wheel on the Forth & Clyde Canal
History
The Millennium Link was an ambitious £84.5m project with the objective of restoring navigability across Scotland on the historic Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, providing a corridor of regenerative activity through central Scotland.
A major challenge faced, was to link the Forth and Clyde Canal, which lay 35m (115ft) below the level of the Union Canal. Historically, the two canals had been joined at Falkirk by a flight of 11 locks that stepped down across a distance of 1.5km, but these were dismantled in 1933, breaking the link.
What was required was a method of connecting these two canals by way of a boat lift. British Waterways (now Scottish Canals) were keen to present a visionary solution taking full advantage of the opportunity to create a truly spectacular and fitting structure that would suitably commemorate the Millennium and act as an iconic symbol for years to come.
The resultant, a perfectly balanced structure that is The Falkirk Wheel - the world’s first and only rotating boat lift - was the eventual outcome of our collaboration with a design team that combined international experience of joint venture contractor Morrison-Bachy-Soletanche with leading specialists from Ove Arup Consultants, Butterley Engineering and Scotland-based RMJM architects.

The Falkirk Wheel on Flickr.

The Falkirk Wheel on the Forth & Clyde Canal

History

The Millennium Link was an ambitious £84.5m project with the objective of restoring navigability across Scotland on the historic Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, providing a corridor of regenerative activity through central Scotland.

A major challenge faced, was to link the Forth and Clyde Canal, which lay 35m (115ft) below the level of the Union Canal. Historically, the two canals had been joined at Falkirk by a flight of 11 locks that stepped down across a distance of 1.5km, but these were dismantled in 1933, breaking the link.

What was required was a method of connecting these two canals by way of a boat lift. British Waterways (now Scottish Canals) were keen to present a visionary solution taking full advantage of the opportunity to create a truly spectacular and fitting structure that would suitably commemorate the Millennium and act as an iconic symbol for years to come.

The resultant, a perfectly balanced structure that is The Falkirk Wheel - the world’s first and only rotating boat lift - was the eventual outcome of our collaboration with a design team that combined international experience of joint venture contractor Morrison-Bachy-Soletanche with leading specialists from Ove Arup Consultants, Butterley Engineering and Scotland-based RMJM architects.

Top Of The Wheel on Flickr.

Archimedes at the top of the Falkirk Wheel on the Forth and Clyde Canal

Top Of The Wheel on Flickr.

Archimedes at the top of the Falkirk Wheel on the Forth and Clyde Canal

The Kelpies on Flickr.

The Kelpies at Helix Park

Chosen by Scottish Canals at the inception of the project, The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change of our landscapes, endurance of our inland waterways and the strength of our communities.

www.thehelix.co.uk/discover-helix/the-kelpies/the-kelpies…

The Kelpies on Flickr.

The Kelpies at Helix Park

Chosen by Scottish Canals at the inception of the project, The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change of our landscapes, endurance of our inland waterways and the strength of our communities.

www.thehelix.co.uk/discover-helix/the-kelpies/the-kelpies…

Cross CountryAberdeen bound Cross Country Voyager sitting at platform 2 Kirkcaldy.

Cross Country

Aberdeen bound Cross Country Voyager sitting at platform 2 Kirkcaldy.