Meeting Edinburgh's characters

by Helen Hooker April. 30, 2017 1435 views

Greyfriar's Bobby is one of Edinburgh's iconic characters. He was a Skye Terrier who spent fourteen years guarding the grave of his owner, John Gray

Having dropped off my hire car this morning I had a few hours to kill before my train home so I planned a little street photography.  First I met up with Cameron, a former pupil of mine who's studying at the university here, for a coffee and a catch up.  After we'd parted company I headed off in search of some interesting characters to photograph.  

I found this Eurasian Eagle Owl on the Royal Mile, accompanied by his owner

I started up near Edinburgh Castle, thinking it was bound to be a good hunting ground.  Frustratingly I felt very uninspired by the people I found so I followed my nose, back down the Royal Mile and then towards Princes Street.  Gradually I discovered some interesting people to photography, although it didn't come as naturally as I'd hoped.   I even found some animals to photograph, some real, some sculptural and I finally headed home exhausted but satisfied with my photographic explorations of the city.

25 April 2017

This young lady was completely engrossed in something on her mobile phone

A statue of the Duke of Wellington - complete with two feathered friends!

Snoozing at Waverley Station

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Amy Daniels 4 years, 4 months ago


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Helen Hooker Replied to Amy Daniels 4 years, 3 months ago

Thank you Amy :-)

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 4 months ago

All to my favorites! Brilliant subjects, compositions, humor, originality and clarity......
So glad you took us along on this magical mystery tour......

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 4 years, 4 months ago

My pleasure!



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Jill Bahm 4 years, 4 months ago

Great images! I love the gentlemen who appear to be well as the composition of #8.

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David Allen 4 years, 4 months ago

Love the picture of the steps with the figure studying the phone with a brief case alongside. The rendering of all the pictures is very attractive with natural looking tones.

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Antonio Gil 4 years, 4 months ago

You're the master. :-))

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