Edinburgh Exhibitions  -  2004

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Earth from the Air

31 July  to 26 September 2004

Daily 10am to 7pm

Free Open-Air Exhibition


 Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

The Earth from the Air Exhibition in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh


Exhibition in Royal Botanic Gardens:   Thumbnail  Photos



Photograph:  Heart in Voh, New Caledonia S.20.57', E.164.41'

Heart of Voe  -  Photograph from the exhibition 'The Earth from the Air' at the Royal Botranic Gardens, Edinburgh

Yann Arthus-Bertand/Impact Photos

This exhibition of large, spectacular, thought-provoking aerial views from around the world, photographed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, raises the question of the sustainability of the earth's resources.

The latitudes and longitudes of the photos are given, so that others can photograph the same location in the future.  Please click here to read the caption that accompanies the image above in the exhibition.

There are over 150 photos, each about 6ft x 4ft, on display, with captions explaining their environmental significance.  The photos were taken on 35mm Fuji Velvia film from heights of between 100ft and 10,000 ft.


Map, Book, Prints, Postcards

There is also a giant walk-on map of the world and a short documentary film with commentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.  Books, prints and postcards are for sale at the exhibition and there is also a web site.

The exhibition is in two areas, close to the greenhouses in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens at Inverlieth Row, about a mile to the north of Princes Street.

The exhibition, on national tour with sponsorship from Birds Eye.  I found the visit very worthwhile and intend to return to it.