'21 Gun Salute'

A Ceremony at Edinburgh Castle

celebrating the Official Birthday of The Queen

June 15, 2013

 

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This is the most spectacular photo that I got of the guns being fired.

Other photos (below) showed lots of smoke and detritus, but no flames.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                 Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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2.

About to fire the guns.  The hand-signal is given to fire one of the guns.    

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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'21 Gun Salute':    Firing the guns.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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4.

'21 Gun Salute':    Firing the guns.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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5.

'21 Gun Salute':    Firing the guns.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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On Parade, during and after the '21 Gun Salute'.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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On Parade  -  in front of three of the six guns at Argyle Battery, Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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LEFT:  The 3 guns used to fire the '21 Gun Salute'.      RIGHT:  The six guns at Argyle Battery.

NEAR DISTANCE:  Trees and Ross Bandstand and Arena, Princes Street Gardens.

MIDDLE DISTANCE:    Princes Street, and its junctions with Castle Street and Frederick Street.

FAR DISTANCE:    North Edinburgh, Firth of Forth (5 miles wide here) and the coast of Five.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

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A lone piper stands on the cobbles near the Argyle Battery.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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The band that has been playing to the site to the left of the tree (just out of picture on the left)
completes its repertoire and marches away at the end of the ceremony.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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The band marches along the cobbles at Argyle Battery.

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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The ceremony ends and the watching crowd disperses to explore other parts of Edinburgh Castle..

Edinburgh Castle  -  '21 Gun Salute' to celebrate The Queen's Official Birthday  -  June 15, 2013

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                     Photograph taken June 15, 2013

 

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