Yesterday we embarked on yet another train trip to Edinburgh, this time taking J with us. He was told to arrive promptly at 6.15 am because a taxi was arriving to collect us at 6.30am.
“Yes Mum, I’ll be there, don’t worry!” How many times during the last twenty eight years or so have I heard those words? (Well maybe not twenty eight as he couldn’t talk when he was born, only cry, so maybe 25 years.) Of course as usual he ended up running down the road at the last minute, huffing and puffing into the waiting taxi. Sigh. Will my youngest son ever EVER see the stupidity of never being able to arrive on time for anything not to mention the complete waste of energy spent pelting down roads, platforms etc in order to catch buses, trains and waiting taxis?
This post is for fotdmike so that he can see one of the Railway Sculptures ‘close up’ and personal. Actually I thought that I had more photos of them than this one, but so far this is the only one I can find……hmm. Might have to go on a search online of flickr and my SkyDrive photos.
He has taken old rails, inserted them into the surrounding pavement/walk area, then twisted them into this shape. The fibre glass ‘tubes’ at the top light up at night as do the arches behind. However, don’t expect this Granny to go waltzing down here at night to take a photo of it all lit up! I wouldn’t even consider it unless accompanied by several burly six foot escorts.
Hang on whilst I search …………
Ah! Here’s another one where I seem to be intent on including the signpost in as well for good measure.
You might also be interested in reading some gumph about them, you know, who’s idea they were, why they are there, what was there before, that sort of stuff. http://www.ngfl.ac.uk/sculptrail/sculp15.html Hmm, sorry, this was all I could find but at least it gives you SOME info about them. Apparently they are called ‘Fibres’
Here’s some more pictures of them that I have scoured around and found. I am sure I took at least a hundred or more because every time we go passed them I take a shot of them.
Looks like this one was taken in the depths of winter judging by K’s sheepskin attire and hat.
Wow! That’s a first! Nearly captured them here with just one person in shot! Not often you get it so quiet around that area! Hmm. Was I there at 06.00am in the morning or something? Seems like I will just have to take lot’s more the next time we are in the vicinity of Forster Square.