Borough Market

8 Southwark Street
London, United Kingdom
I enjoyed documenting some of the outstanding food stalls at the Borough Market in London. We purchased several food items including: scotch egg, pork w/crakling, cured meats, coffee, flowers, cheese, dried fruit, vegetables, bread and several beers from the adjacent pub. I almost enjoyed photographing everything more than the purchase. While Philip Dorwart and Desiree Dorwart were not physically here in London with me, they certainly were in spirit.

This album is dedicated to Philip & Desiree Dorwart – and the chefs at Create Catering & The Dining Studio

Hogmanay: Around the World

Around the World

Hogmanay is what the Scots call New Year’s Eve – 31 December – and the arrival of the new year is always celebrated in style across the country.

 In the big cities, you’ll find large-scale open air concerts, street parties and spectacular fireworks welcoming ‘the bells’ (when the clocks chime midnight). Elsewhere, the celebrations are all about community and local events such as dinner dances, ceildhs or just parties held in neighbours’ houses which get visited in turn as ‘first footers’ go from house to house to be the first to wish everyone a good new year.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of the biggest and best New Year celebrations in the world. Things get underway on 30 December with the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Join thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to the son et lumiére and fireworks finale on Calton Hill.

On Hogmanay itself, the action moves to Princes Street in the very heart of the city of Edinburgh beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Around 80,000 people party their way into the new year at the Concert in the Gardens featuring incredible live music and entertainment, DJ’s, giant screens, outdoor bars and of course, the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks on the castle ramparts.

The Wild West

Wild West Town

Wild West Cowboy Street

Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland

The reason for the Mexican – American refurbishment style was to provide an advertising feature for “The Great American Indoors”, a company trading Santa Fe style furniture in Morningside.
“The only place that worked was the cinema, but that was well before my time. The rest is just for show.”, says Brian McLochlin, who worked for a year in the carpentry of the Western Town. He points out that the Western style attracts quote a bit of attention and visitors, especially during the festival. John Edmund, agrees: “The Wild West style brings a lot of people in.”

Secret Edinburgh Map: The Guardian – Edinburgh

Wild West Morningside

One of the strangest places in Edinburgh, this little piece of the Wild West is tucked away in an alleyway off Springvalley Gardens in urbane Morningside. The attention to detail is really quite remarkable – there’s a saloon, a jail, stables, and even a Native American mural on one of the walls. You can almost hear the sound of spurs, the neigh of horses, and the gun shots ringing out in the street. But what’s it all doing there?