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North Queensferry

Postby Alchemist » Sun May 15, 2005 4:12 pm

First saturday in a while with some nice weather, took myself off to
take a few picks and have a few chilled drinks far way from ned types.

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Photos were taken with my Olympus D-540 camera, not the best of
gear, but can hide the thing away when not in use.

Was in Edinburgh earlier, and trying to get a ticket to North Berwick, but
the queue was an insane length. So walked across the city to Haymarket,
caught the train across the bridge, had a few pints. Not much of an ale
drinker, but the Belhaven Best was chilled and smooth to the bottom of
the glass. So good had 5 pints and went back into Edinburgh to take
some more photos.

Some friends on the way back up the winding streets to the station.

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Postby Sharon » Sun May 15, 2005 4:18 pm

Seems the east coast was a popular choice yesterday!

Edinburgh is so pretty in the sun :)

Glad to see the Nikon incident didnt put you off photography for good!!!
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Postby Alchemist » Sun May 15, 2005 4:23 pm

Hi Sharon, was just updating the text there, more mention of booze :wink:

How was Edinburgh yourself? I caught the 10.00pm back from Waverley,
was kind of walking fast incase I missed it otherwise it would have been
a taxi back from Glasgow (£60) 8O
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Postby Sharon » Sun May 15, 2005 4:29 pm

Well, we were walking teh streets around the city chambers, and teh fruitmarket gallery. Witha lengthly doss around teh gardens with some wine. Is public drinking "allowed" in edinburgh?

We didnae last as late as 10, its hard work drinking in the sun!!
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Postby Alchemist » Sun May 15, 2005 4:56 pm

Sharon wrote:Well, we were walking teh streets around the city chambers, and teh fruitmarket gallery. Witha lengthly doss around teh gardens with some wine. Is public drinking "allowed" in edinburgh?

We didnae last as late as 10, its hard work drinking in the sun!!


The law on street drinking is just the same as Glasgow or for that
matter anywhere in the UK. There are exceptions, take for example
in Ashton lane, you can drink as long as you stand behind the yellow
line. I think Ginty's was pushing the line with the law on that one,
perhaps about property boundaries or something related.
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Postby Sharon » Wed May 18, 2005 8:27 pm

Well we didnt get chased by a parkie... so it all seemed pretty civilised!
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Postby Alchemist » Thu May 19, 2005 8:32 am

That reminds me, saw drinking bylaw signs in Falkirk a few
weeks back.
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Postby Sharon » Thu May 19, 2005 8:33 am

Alchemist wrote:That reminds me, saw drinking bylaw signs in Falkirk a few
weeks back.


They sing their bylaws in Flakirk!!!

... that sounds promising!! 8O :wink: ::):
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Postby Alchemist » Thu May 19, 2005 8:47 am

Yeah Sharon, me schpeeling is not the sane as it ushid to be.

Too much natter on IRC and instant meeshengirs over time ;)
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Re: North Queensferry

Postby tobester » Mon May 18, 2009 10:21 pm

Went to North Queensferry on sat to get some bridge snaps and a walk round the wee town as ive never been there before, was bored of south queensferry for taking the pics

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Re: North Queensferry

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:50 pm

The wee tower thing is in fact a harbour light, which did have lighthouse-style 'cage' arrangement on top last time I saw it, and the notice says it's being restored. I don't know if the 15º angle it sits at can be sorted.

Took the bike over on Sunday, and the weather was grand. Only a few photos though.

It's interesting in its way, but I wish the white sheeting and scaffolding would piss off:
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Lest we forget how big the bridge is:
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Arguably Inverkeithing not North Queensferry, but sod it. A wee part of the massive scrap yard to the north of the Ferry Hills. Used to be a shipbreakers; Olympic and Aquitania were broken up here:
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I hope the Forth Bridge works are over soon. Back in the day I used to cycle out here and head on past where the portacabins are on the second photo, to relax and eat sandwiches right under the bridge's superstructure. I'm a bit worried the area there will never be opened up to the public again, and annoyed that I never brought a camera along when it was accessible.

The view from there beat South Queensferry hands down: you could stand under the landfall of the northern main span and gawk at the scale of the damn thing. Plus, once upon a time, there was set of wooden stairs up to the top of the north east foundation of the cantilever tower, leading to an unsecured iron door. Then a set of stairs up to track level. Along with a pal, I made it about half way up before completely bottling it. (Again, I wish I'd had a camera, but I was only 15.)
All the world seems in tune on a Spring afternoon, when we're poisoning pigeons in the park.
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Re: North Queensferry

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:59 pm

Sho, I took my first trip to North Queensferry by train the other day, mainly to have a look at the newly scaffolding-free Forth Bridge, but since I was in the neighbourhood I thought I'd have a nosey at the Second World War anti-aircraft gun emplacement just up the road from the station. Sadly (for me) it's not as accessible as it used to be, as it's now surrounded by recent houses, and the underground portions have been converted into offices. Good in the sense of making the place weathertight, but not much use for roaming around in.

Anyhow, it's still there:
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Though one of the two gun sites is now a compost bin (complete with what look like pins for holding down the gun mount):
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It's slightly off-putting though, and I kept expecting somebody to come along and complain:
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Still, at least it's all being looked after:
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In any case, this is the main attraction, and it's lovely to see it uncovered again:
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I hadn't been up close in years (decades even?), and had slightly forgotten how monumental the thing is:
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And how beautiful, in a bloody-big-engineering-thing kind of way:
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Over 120 years old now, and the scale of the thing is still staggering:
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Cheating slightly here as it's looking back from the south, and it's a bog standard view that must have been snapped tens of thousands of times over the years, but it's good to have it back:
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Re: North Queensferry

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:57 pm

Lucky Poet wrote:And how beautiful, in a bloody-big-engineering-thing kind of way:
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You are not wrong there. The thing is surprisingly delicate with it though 8O
Glasgow ya bas!
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Re: North Queensferry

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:19 am

Tom is right 'Filigree' that's the word for it.
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Re: North Queensferry

Postby Doug » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:08 pm

its amazing whit ye can do wi a size 10 mecanno set
Ahm entitled to my opinion as well
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