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Busier Than Ever – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

Superb!! – 25 days of Events with over 2,600 shows from 47 different countries

Edinburgh, the Scottish Capital was “buzzing” this year, in August, with the annual Fringe Festival.

An amazing diversity of shows to suit all tastes ranging from Shakespeare to light comedy; classical to rock music accompanied by traditional “scottish” cuisine from the many local bars and restaurants. (Even haggis and neeps, deep fried mars bars or the usual fish supper, were on the menu, if that’s what you fancied)

I love Edinburgh, particularly at this time of year when the city is busy with tourists and “locals”, enjoying the “banter” of the performers and audiences,  enjoying the culture and “soaking-up” the atmosphere.

Edinfringe Rocks

The Fringe is an opportunity for me to indulge in my photography, to capture portrait images of the “street” performers advertising their shows and to talk with some of the interesting “characters” taking part.

GI Girls at The Fringe

This year I visited the Fringe 3 times. On my last visit, my “better half” and I met up with some of my “old” school friends and rounded off a great day, with a delicious meal in a local restaurant, with a nice bottle of wine and good company.

Looking forward to August 2013.

For more images of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe please click on  http://wp.me/P1WKsc-jn


16 responses

  1. Awesome photos….! I love the contrast of the classic architecture of Edinburgh in the background and the modern rock group in the foreground! Cool! I love to listen to the harmony of singers like the GI Girls!

    November 7, 2012 at 5:59 am

    • I think this was my first shot at the Fringe this year. I had just come of the train and into Princes Street and the rock group were performing just outside a modern shopping mall with “old Edinburgh” behind them. I just had to capture them. The GI girls sounded great. I also like the harmonies from big band era of the 40s and 50s.

      November 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  2. Beautiful moment , so well captured

    October 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

    • Many thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog.

      October 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

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