The tidy up
The Edinburgh International Festival ends today. As I write, the final event is resounding across the city: the fireworks concert from the castle accompanied by live music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. After the fun and mayhem, the city is in clean-up mode. What goes up during a performance, in the form of the glittery 'rain' above, comes down and tends to lie around.
The once beautiful grass in the quad of the University of Edinburgh's Old College is emerging from under its stage of the past month.
The quad was the venue for several plays performed by the Polish theatre company KTO. Below, a rehearsal of 'The Blind'. I didn't go to see the play - the synopsis of 'the blind secluded in a hospital-like camp soon lose their civic structure and create their own world based on violence and animalistic instincts' didn't attract me.
I was however fascinated by the moving hospital beds motif, given the National Health Service segment of the Olympics opening ceremony.