Surprisingly, snow has been falling down to sea level in Dunbar since yesterday (as I will show in workshop), but my best snow pictures were taken in Edinburgh in the uncharacteristically cold winter of 1962/63 when snow started falling on 26 December and did not clear until April. This view is from the top of Blackford Hill looking west over the Braid Hills towards Craiglockhart. The mast held aerials for police and emergency services communications. Nowadays there are many more aerials of various kinds on a more substantial structure which you can see in a Bird's Eye view here, I hope.
The multi-storey housing blocks visible against the fog in the valley were demolished this year.
I take this opportunity to wish all my wonderful TE friends a very happy festive season whatever you celebrate at this time of the year. May the message of love sustain you all.
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Hunkar (7356) 2009-12-24 13:54
Nice winter scene,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
saxo042 (37966) 2009-12-25 8:44
A fine picture from a long time ago. I believe I remember those winters in the sixties when "global warming" was not an issue. I like the lines here from the various tress and ridges.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Docarmo (9767) 2009-12-26 11:54
What a beautiful view! The succession of diagonals in different directions gives an interesting effect. Very well chosen angle of shot as well as the angle of the sunlight! Everything well chosen! Congratulations!
Happy New Year!
mafegan (8624) 2009-12-26 16:00
Very good quality scan from 46 uears ago. The detail is all there. Nice light on a very white scene. Happy festive season to you and tfs, Marlene
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-12-28 0:17
Beautiful lanscape picture. In Lisbon we don't have the white Vhristmas
I like a lot the snow
Nice POV and light
Season's greetings and Happy New Year
Glint (6171) 2009-12-31 9:52
one I've seen before but looking magnificently wintery here.
All the best for 2010
ymrk (15085) 2010-01-01 2:53
Incredible prospect to New year...And of course it's nosthalgic too...Regards Winifred :)
anesugur (18789) 2010-01-02 10:04
I like the POV and composition.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy new year. Uğur
jmdias (67965) 2010-01-14 15:36
interesting view from the past. I was born in 1962. nice this collection of whites, creating an interesting texture. nice job
luciola (2968) 2010-01-23 10:26
Scan amazing, beautiful winter photo of fogging on the horizon. Fantastic quality before 46 years.
batalay (40201) 2010-02-07 4:41
Hello Dear Winifred,
This is indeed a beautiful panoramic view of a frozen Edinburgh, and shot 47-years ago. You had posted it, I see, on Christmas Even. The tall antenna, I wonder whether it was part of an 'early warning line' of antennae?
We are blanketed by 30 inches of snow here in Virginia, and indeed the third major snow storm this winter. It is so uncharacteristic of the Mid-Atlantic States of the United States to get so much much snow, albeit it's become a veritable wonderland.
skerdreux (3184) 2010-02-27 14:02
Scotlands looks to be a very nice place to visit !
Your picture is beautiful even if should try to capture without the mast held aerials.
Anyway thanks for sharing and have a nice day