Thursday, 10 January 2013
The Russians are coming
Following on from my mention of socialist medicine in my last post, I thought you might like to see the Russian flag flying over Edinburgh.
Or rather the very small part of Edinburgh occupied currently by the Moscow State Circus.
I took these shots from a shopping complex and cinema built on former industrial land at Leith docks. This area is a mixture of working docks, mooring for the former royal yacht Britannia, blocks of flats (see my post 'The Concrete Shore'), waste land, and the Scottish Government offices at Victoria Quay. The line of blue lights reflecting in the water is just in front of the government offices.
There didn't seem to be much happening at the circus. It all looked rather forlorn sitting in its bit of wasteland, which was how I felt three long hours later after seeing 'The Hobbit' at the cinema. Three hours of my life I will not have again. Three hours of orcs, goblins and slaying, although there was a cute Amish dwarf for comic relief. Perhaps the circus would have been a better choice.
Edited to say, in the light of comments: make up your own mind about The Hobbit - if you want to see it, go and see it. I am just not a particularly hobbit sort of person. Everyone has their faults...