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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.
Vintage Mac Tour on Flickr.

Lomo LCA
Kentmere 400
Sightseeing Bus Tour Edinburgh

Vintage Mac Tour on Flickr.

Lomo LCA
Kentmere 400

Sightseeing Bus Tour Edinburgh

Flowerpot Train on Flickr.

Lomo LCA.
Kentmere 400.
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Platform decoration Kirkcaldy Railway Station

Flowerpot Train on Flickr.

Lomo LCA.
Kentmere 400.
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Platform decoration Kirkcaldy Railway Station

The World’s End on Flickr.

Lomo LCA.
Kentmere 400.
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The World End Pub Edinburgh

The World’s End on Flickr.

Lomo LCA.
Kentmere 400.
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The World End Pub Edinburgh

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

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

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.

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

Cross Country

Aberdeen bound Cross Country Voyager sitting at platform 2 Kirkcaldy.

Fife Circle Saturday ServiceFife Circle Saturday Service at Glenrothes with Thornton. Most trains use platform 1 here as platform 2 is hardly ever used

Fife Circle Saturday Service

Fife Circle Saturday Service at Glenrothes with Thornton. Most trains use platform 1 here as platform 2 is hardly ever used

"The Highland Clansman" 47501 on Flickr.

"The Highland Clansman" 47501
Compass Tours “The Highland Clansman” Saturday 7th June passing through Glenrothes with Thornton..
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Two DRS Class 47’s completing the Journey 47853 & 47501

"The Highland Clansman" 47501 on Flickr.

"The Highland Clansman" 47501

Compass Tours “The Highland Clansman” Saturday 7th June passing through Glenrothes with Thornton..

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Two DRS Class 47’s completing the Journey 47853 & 47501

"The Highland Clansman" 47853 on Flickr.

"The Highland Clansman" 47853
Compass Tours “The Highland Clansman” Saturday 7th June passing through Glenrothes with Thornton..
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Two DRS Class 47’s completing the Journey 47853 & 47501

"The Highland Clansman" 47853 on Flickr.

"The Highland Clansman" 47853

Compass Tours “The Highland Clansman” Saturday 7th June passing through Glenrothes with Thornton..

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Two DRS Class 47’s completing the Journey 47853 & 47501

Blue Skies For A New Beginning on Flickr.

Sunshine Blue Skies and Fluffy Little Clouds a perfect day for for deliveries at the maternity unit at Victoria Hospital.
Fluffy Little Clouds - The Orb
What were the skies like when u were young?
They went on for ever and they when I we lived in Arizona and the skies
always had little fluffy clouds and err.. they were long and clear and there
were lots of stars, at night.
And errr when it rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful, the most
beautiful skies as a matter of fact, the sunsets were purple and red and
yellow and on fire and the clouds would catch the colours everywhere,
thats, its neat because I used to look at them all the time when i was
little. You don’t see that.

Blue Skies For A New Beginning on Flickr.

Sunshine Blue Skies and Fluffy Little Clouds a perfect day for for deliveries at the maternity unit at Victoria Hospital.

Fluffy Little Clouds - The Orb

What were the skies like when u were young?
They went on for ever and they when I we lived in Arizona and the skies
always had little fluffy clouds and err.. they were long and clear and there
were lots of stars, at night.
And errr when it rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful, the most
beautiful skies as a matter of fact, the sunsets were purple and red and
yellow and on fire and the clouds would catch the colours everywhere,
thats, its neat because I used to look at them all the time when i was
little. You don’t see that.

Birdseye View on Flickr.

Flying Rat watching the world go by.  Taken from the car park on top of Tescos

Birdseye View on Flickr.

Flying Rat watching the world go by. Taken from the car park on top of Tescos