Hidden Door

Spent saturday night at this year’s Hidden Door event on Kings Stables Road.  The basic premise is that a bunch of artists take over some abandoned building in Edinburgh, install some art, open a bar, get some bands on and generally have a thing.

The scale this year is bigger than last, which was held in Market Street Vaults.  This year it is tucked away in a courtyard and in what were at one time Council works buildings.  The art is interesting, and impressive to differing degrees. You can go for free during the day, or pay in the evening where there are also bands and a bit more of a buzz. Check out the programme for the week here.  You have until the 30th to check it out, i would say it was worth a look.

Added bonus, the band headlining Saturday called Numbers are Futile were pretty great.

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(All photographs copyright Lewis Brown)

Back on the horse

Looking at my last entry it’s been six months since I posted, and I’m pretty sure it has been at least four since I properly picked up a camera.  I don’t know why this has (hasn’t?) happened. I’ve been busy, but that hasn’t stopped me before. I’ve not been anywhere on holiday recently, but there is plenty to photograph every day in the street. I’ve been training pretty hard for the half marathon and few other races, but not every day. It’s not like I’m an athlete! I guess I just drifted away from photography until I got to a point where it wasn’t immediately second nature to pick up a camera as I walked out of the door. Well tonight, now that I’m a little injured and need a rest from miles and miles of running every day, I did pick up a camera and went for a little walk around the Old Town.  You don’t forget it but I do feel a little rusty.  Need to get back in the groove, got stag weekends, holidays and a week long wedding celebration for two of my best friends in France over the next few months.

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Perhaps disc pain and lower back muscle spasms aren’t such a totally bad thing.

(All photographs copyright Lewis Brown)