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Archive for March, 2013

Classic motorcycles


**Images taken on my iphone**
Since my jobs have been canceled today due to the weather (really the first day of spring in a few days!)
It has given me time to post a few images from last weeks Scottish Motorcycle show at Ingliston.
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Great looking (one of my favorite all time bikes) 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120, with the American spec tank.

Great day out with some fantastic bikes old and new on show, got myself and nice new helmet for when summer arrives!
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Bikes made they way they should be, Norton circa 1929

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This just goes to show what you can do with a 70’s BMW R75

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Big boys 70’s two-stroke, Suzuki GT750

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I love the detail on this Scottish made 1914 Victoria Motor & Cycle Co Ltd, Victoria Works, Dennistoun, Glasgow with a Villiers 269cc two-stroke.

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Driving home…


I was driving back home after shooting a very nice feature in Peebles.
How many times are you driving along and think to yourself that looks great!
For once I had the time to stop and take a few pictures, and I am glad I did…
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The Queen’s Gallery, Photographs of the Middle East – photocall


The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East.
Great photocall this morning in what turned out to be a very busy day!
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

Photographer Francis Bedford (the first ever royal photographer) accompanied the future king, ( King Edward VII) The Prince of Wales who was sent on a four-month ground breaking educational tour of the Middle East in 1862.
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople
The tour took the Prince to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. He met rulers, politicians and other notable figures, and traveled in a manner unassociated with royalty – by horse and camping out in tents. On the royal party’s return to England, Francis Bedford’s work was displayed in what was described as ‘the most important photographic exhibition that the public had ever seen.
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

Now the photographs of the four-month-long tour, which was organised by Queen Victoria to occupy a 20-year-old Prince after he left university, have gone on display for the first time in 150 years.
Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s residence in Edinburgh, is playing host to a major new exhibition charting the tour, the images of which were said to offer the outside world some of the first glimpses of the Middle East.

Former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, who is making a BBC documentary charting the life of Bedford, launched the exhibition.
The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople

And while my colleagues took a well-deserved rest I was off to the next job!

The Queen's Gallery/Cairo to Constantinople