The year turns
Christmas is being set up in Princes Street Gardens. The first arrival in the week after Remembrance Day is always the big wheel, seen above half completed. In the middle of the shot, if you can see it for the raindrops and what I now realise is a very grubby camera lens, is the dark bulk of the Scott Monument. The gardens themselves and the monument form a dark oasis in the centre of the city. I like it that the monument isn't illuminated, contrary to the fashion for lighting up trees, buildings and, in some places in Scotland, random bits of rock face.
The glow of the moon and the construction lights in the shot above is added to by the illluminated facade of the Lloyds Banking Group headquarters. Money v. Art?
Below, by Saturday the little cabins are being fixed to the wheel. Every Princes Street photo now has the new feature of overhead tram cables. No trams yet, but we have the cables and the rails.