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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:58 pm

Thieving bastard!

Kind thought though, VT. And I blame Hazy for introducing scat into the mix 8O
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:35 pm

Grim bits:
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(Actually this last one's not so grim - Bannermans is an ok wee howff.)
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Doorstop » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:43 pm

The last one's a great photograph .. well jealous, me.
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:00 pm

Cheers! It's a wide-angle lens wot done it. Just about the best toy ever, I reckon :)

PS thinking about it, Bannermans is a bit of a tip after all, full of punks and things.
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby onyirtodd » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:06 am

Lucky Poet wrote:Cheers! It's a wide-angle lens wot done it. Just about the best toy ever, I reckon :)

PS thinking about it, Bannermans is a bit of a tip after all, full of punks and things.



Bannerman's must have changed much since my day. It used to be a good wee shop. A bit bohemian and with good live music. This was, of course, before the Cowgate became a 24x7 vertical drinking area.

For a long while advertising stickers all over Edinburgh read "Shun culture- drink in Bannerman's Bar"
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby mrsam » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:51 pm

Just out of shear curiosity, has anyone got any pictures of the buildings that were destroyed in the great fire of Edinburgh a few years back? The new 'replacement' is a posh hotel and I was interested to see a before shot for comparisson

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Re: Edinburgh

Postby mrsam » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:52 pm

S.O.O.T :wink:
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:14 pm

onyirtodd wrote:Bannerman's must have changed much since my day. It used to be a good wee shop. A bit bohemian and with good live music. This was, of course, before the Cowgate became a 24x7 vertical drinking area.

For a long while advertising stickers all over Edinburgh read "Shun culture- drink in Bannerman's Bar"

Ach, I was being unduly harsh - the place is ok. I've just got a thing about punks :? It's certainly less threatening than the other Cowgate places can be (thinking especially of that retarded testosterone nightmare the Three Sisters) and has a nice cozy basement vibe. The PA through the back is awful though, and/or the soundman is an idiot.

mrsam wrote:Just out of shear curiosity, has anyone got any pictures of the buildings that were destroyed in the great fire of Edinburgh a few years back? The new 'replacement' is a posh hotel and I was interested to see a before shot for comparisson

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The Gilded Balloon etc? Click on 'Cowgate 00' here: http://www.henniker.org.uk/html/_grassmkt5.htm
(Good site, some great 70s shots of the scummier bits of the city centre.)
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby mrsam » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:37 pm

Lucky Poet wrote:The Gilded Balloon etc? Click on 'Cowgate 00' here: http://www.henniker.org.uk/html/grassmkt5.htm
(Good site, some great 70s shots of the scummier bits of the city centre.)


Many thanks curiosity satisfied more good stuff lossed to the shiny new box with the new plug socket :cry:

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Re: Edinburgh

Postby mgmgrand » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:29 pm

Thank you for sharing useful information.Can you provide any tips on Edinburgh so that it will be useful to everyone.



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Re: Edinburgh

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:28 am

mgmgrand wrote:Thank you for sharing useful information.Can you provide any tips on Edinburgh so that it will be useful to everyone.



What kinda hints are you looking for? Bars, B&Bs, buses or brothels?
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby retiredebtfree01 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:00 am

Thank you for sharing .We want you to share your real experience briefly.



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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Doorstop » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:09 am

retiredebtfree01 wrote:Thank you for sharing .We want you to share your real experience briefly.



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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:20 pm

Doorstop wrote:An adbot sneaked in under the wire I fear. 8O

Odd that this thread's been rounded on :? Mentioning Bannerman's 3 times, kinda like Beetlejuice, perhaps?

retiredebtfree01 wrote:Thank you for sharing .We want you to share your real experience briefly.

Briefly, it was going great till we ran out of poppers :(
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Re: Edinburgh

Postby Peetabix » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:13 pm

Some pics from my day out with the wean and his Granny.

Victoria Street
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Saltire Society - Royal Mile
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Tolbooth Tavern
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World's End - Royal Mile
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Mask - Royal Mile
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Advocates Close
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Royal Scottish Academy
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