Monday, 1 September 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY 3 = G = GREAT BANDS = MASS PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE EDINBURGH TATTOO 2008

19 August 2008 late evening in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Festival and Military Tattoo, the photos are the very best I could do as it rained from start to finnish.

I felt really sorry for the Chelsea Pensioners who had to sit in the stands for the whole show, then asked to join in the march off, why could they not have been allowed to sit with all the other VIPs under cover, or was it more important to keep a few so called bebs dry?




























































































































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24 comments:

RuneE said...

A marvellous arrangement! I have been their a couple of times on the days before (yes, I know you have to order the tickets a year in advance), but just smelling the atmosphere was special.

And then home to the TV... sigh.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. This is a whole series of excellent photos.

I only got one Grumpy Alien posted for "G." He is at Thunder Maker

gaz said...

i would love to get up to see this. we try and catch it on the ned kelly but i imagine it's just not the same.
nice photos btw.

The Mulligan Family said...

Wonderful and beautiful photos. I bet they sounded even better than they photograph. That definitely looks like something I would love see in person. Cheers!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That is absolutely breathtaking! I can only imagine what it would be like to be there amidst the music and pageantry!

Columbo said...

What a great choice for ABC Wednesday G. Nice photography in capturing the bands. Have a great ABC Wednesday.

babooshka said...

Fantastic series of images of such an iconic event.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Rain or no, Brian, the photos are wonderful. I'm sorry it rained; at least the bands could move around a bit, and they are probably used to it. Hope none of the pensioners became ill as a result.

photowannabe said...

Very envious. I wish I could have seen this. I'm sure it was quite breathtaking inspite of the rain.

leslie said...

When I return to Edinburgh some day, I will make a point of seeing the Tatoo. Last time I couldn't get tickets. :(

Liz said...

It must be an incredible sight to see. Especially when you've been in the forces and know how much work is involved.

Reader Wil said...

When I was in Scotland several years ago, I also saw Edinburgh casle, which I found very impressive. We didn't see the festival though, but we saw that there were a lot of preparations going on. Beautiful series of photos, Brian!

kouji said...

great uniforms and lines, and a wonderful stone structure backdrop. :)

nina said...

Cool castle and quite a crowd of marchers!
Nice G.

D Herrod said...

Wow. That is way cool. I would love to visit Scotland some day.

Bear Naked said...

Very impressive photos.
The sounds of the Great Bands must have been awesome.
Too bad about the rain.

Bear((( )))

Tommy said...

great "G" looks like fun.

Carletta said...

Hi Brian,
A few years ago we took our fourth grade students to a Tattoo in Norfolk, Virginia. It was my first time and I loved it.
Your photos are wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by my train post today.

Sara said...

Brian, I can only imagine how stirring it must have been to hear this live. Just amazing.

Katney said...

Someday...

roentarre said...

This is wonderful set of photography. Excellent skill.

Maria said...

Hallo Brian! This is a series of beautiful photos! Sorry about the rain.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice words. I am happy that you put my blog on your side bar! I also like to come and visit you!
Have a nice week, Maria

Elizabeth said...

This looks magical.
The last time I was there was in 1958!

Rambling Woods said...

I too feel sorry for the folks who got wet..I guess that is how everything stays so green. But I think you did a great job on the photos even with the rain.