Torchlight Procession

from the Royal Mile to Calton Hill

30 December 2011

Torchlight Procession passes along Princes Street

Looking down on the procession from Calton Hill

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                 Photograph taken December 30, 2011

 

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       Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

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    Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

 

Torchlight Procession

Calton Hill

The start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations is celebrated by a Torchlight Procession from The Royal Mile via The Mound, Princes Street and Waterloo Place to the top of Calton Hill where there are floodlit monuments, fireworks and a bonfire.

Here we look down from Calton Hill towards Princes Street and the clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel as the procession makes its way along Princes Street past the National Galleries, Scott Monument, Edinburgh Wheel and Helter Skelter and the Balmoral Hotel.

More torches were beginning to arrive at Calton Hill when this photo was taken at just before 7.35pm*.  Most of the torch bearers had stopped, but one was still moving during the long time exposure.

* The clock on the tower of the Balmoral Hotel, formerly the North British Railway Hotel is, by tradition always set about 3 minutes fast, so that passengers don't miss thier trains!

More Torches

Here is another view from the same position, at about the same time:

   Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

 

Torchlight Procession 2011

Calton Hill

 

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