Edinburgh, Dunedin, Auld Reekie or Athens of the North – regardless of your choice of name, it is unquestionable that the capital city of Scotland is one of the most spectacular cities to be found within the United Kingdom, and indeed Europe. A city where the past is never far away yet the modern is always present. A city considered so unique that its future has been protected by the awarding of World Heritage status.
During the light of day, the city of Edinburgh holds a charm that will delight any visitor or resident. Arguably, however, to fully appreciate the splendour of this city one has to experience its delights as it is transformed during the periods of darkness. As the sun sets the lights turn on, giving a new appearance to the streets and features, ones that could not have been anticipated by the original architects.
The powerful visual impact of this spectacle is captured by nationally-known photographer Jason Friend. He has directed his camera towards illuminated Edinburgh and produced this stunning collection of more than 140 images. They offer a fascinating nocturnal perspective which shows how the gracious yet teeming city lives and breathes in the hours of darkness.
Jason Friend lives in the North East of England. He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography and Country Walking Magazine and supplies images to a number of worldwide image libraries. This is Jason’s sixth book – his previous titles including Portrait of the Borders, Portrait of Tyneside and Spirit of Cumbria, also for Halsgrove.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 887 8, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published July 2009.
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