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High wire act over Edinburgh Castle

High wire act over Edinburgh Castle

During a visit to Edinburgh at the Festival, I was walking through Princes Street Gardens when I came across an amazing sight.

Through the foliage, as I approached the fountain, I could see a contraption reminiscent of a giant multi-legged insect being suspended by a  thread. A massive crane was hoisting aloft a framework that contained cooks and diners for an aerial culinary experience.

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

I’m not sure who was operating the outfit but the crane had “Leggat” on the jib and there were banners promoting “skyscanner.net” and “The Cook School“. Any guesses? No prizes though.

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

I’m not good with heights, especially when swinging on the end of a wire, albeit a strong steel cable so I didn’t partake of the experience other than to shoot a few photographs.

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

 

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

Dangling “above” the world famous Edinburgh Castle on a thin wire. Perspective is a wonderful thing!

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school above Edinburgh Castle

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

All strapped in and comfortable. I hope they didn’t drop any cutlery 🙂

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school close up at height

Photo of skyscanner and the cook school at Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens

You can never know what might appear at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe events. I certainly would never have guessed this.

Rather them than me but the diners looked like they had thoroughly enjoyed the experience as they disembarked.

Photographs taken with FujiFilm S5 DSLR using three lenses throughout the shoot, Sigma 12-24mm, Tamron SP 24-135mm and Nikon ED 70-300mm.

Photographs were talen by West Lothian photographer Norman Young and are copyright ©. Please respect copyright.

 
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