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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 on the Royal Mile

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The annual Edinburgh Festival and Fringe draws crowds and it is a great experience just to walk the streets, especially on the Royal Mile, to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the entertainers.

The boar in a pram with an apple on its nose was outside a shop just off the Royal Mile.

A man juggled with sharp knives in the square outside St Giles Cathedral.

There were street stalls with crafts and novelties for sale.

Entertainers promoted the shows and events.

One was for ‘The Three Faces of Doctor Crippen’ by Emily Schwartz, showing in Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, 1-27 August 2012.

Another was for ‘The Last Fairytale’ which is on at Sweet Grassmarket, 2-26 August 2012.

Some of the musicians were excellent.

One musician in my images was ‘playing a saw’. It sounded very similar to a theremin, the instrument made famous as the lead in the ‘Midsommer Murders’, the UK TV show theme tune.

The steps of St Giles Cathedral provided a vantage point.

The superhero was promoting, ‘Mr Millennium’ written by David Kingsmill, 3-18 August 2012.

There were lots of colourful characters.

Some young ladies were promoting, ‘Panning for Gold’ a story about seeking love which seems elusive, brides, jilted at the alter. Showing during 3-26 August 2012.

Another one was promoting ‘Proof, an abridged performance’ by David Auburn, showing 6-18 August 2012.

There were taxis galore as the evening sun set over the Olympic Rings at the mound and the crowds gathered for the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.

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