NT2573 : Tattoo stands, Castle Esplanade

taken 8 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Tattoo stands, Castle Esplanade
Tattoo stands, Castle Esplanade
The temporary stands form a welcome barrier on what can be a very windswept piece of open ground.

"A person, who has passed all his time in England, cannot be said to know what a wind is: he has zephyrs, and breezes, and gales, but nothing more; at least they appear so to me after having felt the hurricanes of Scotland. As this Town is situated on the borders of the sea, and surrounded by hills of an immense height, the currents of air are carried down between them with a rapidity and a violence which nothing can resist. (...) Not many days ago an Officer, whom I have the honour of being acquainted with, a man of six feet high, and, one would imagine, by no means calculated to become the sport of winds, was, however, in following another gentleman out of the Castle, lifted up by their violence from the ground, carried over his companion's head, and thrown at some distance on the stones. This, I can assure you, is a literal fact." -- Major Edward Topham, 1775
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 July, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 253 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9765N 3:11.8362W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 252 735
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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