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23 de Maio de 2005

I managed to make it to the flat in Lisbon without incident - no stone throwing yobs to greet me this time. I was quite relieved about that, it has to be said. Having to work with a Stone Age laptop: it's slower than Neil Lennon, and not very well suited to anything but the most basic task... like switching itself on. Ask it to do anything - like open a basic Word document - and you can safely go have a cup of tea and a biscuit, and it will probably only just have loaded by the time you have finished. Ask it to do anything photography related, and you need to start yesterday, and it might just get round to it tomorrow. Just resizing this image and adding the text took almost an hour - so imagine what it will be like when I have 40-50 images all in desperate need of tittivation! I'll be back in Scotland before the first one is ready. Anyway... I passed through Edinburgh on my way here, and that is where I saw this piper... piping for the tourists (I gave him a few coins - large denomination coins at that - for letting me take his photograph. I hope you appreciate my largesse).

This time last year we went for a lovely walk up Auchterhouse Hill

Nikon D70 ,Carl Zeiss Jena f/3.5 135mm
1/125s f/8.0 at 135.0mm iso250 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
poetry66620-Apr-2009 21:43
Great candid.V
Gayle P. Clement25-May-2005 20:50
Very nice capture.
Mark Rutter24-May-2005 21:05
Well worth the investment
Dougie Robertson24-May-2005 19:32
A bit of Scotland to accompany you on your travels.
You sure about it being slower than Neil Lennon ;-)
Wenche Aune24-May-2005 16:19
Very nice.
Dominic Kite24-May-2005 12:22
Welcome to the Luddite IT club. It's challenging, but rewarding. Sounds like you've got a very similar PC to mine!
Karen Stuebing24-May-2005 09:44
Super shot. Are those tombstones in the background? That would be appropriate as I always associate bagpipes with funerals.
Argishti Khachik24-May-2005 07:39
Excellent capture my friend! Very well done.
Pepe Zyman24-May-2005 04:00
Very nice! I can hear the notes!
Elaine (etfitz)24-May-2005 02:37
Wonderful! I can almost hear them!
Karen Leaf24-May-2005 01:21
Jeremy beat me to it again, but I'll continue:
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

I love the sound coming thru your old computer Stu.
JeremyGood24-May-2005 01:03
The pipes, they are a calling.
laine8224-May-2005 00:10
Ah, you got me right here, Stu. Pipes, pipes & more pipes please :>)
Robin Reid24-May-2005 00:05
I much appreciate your generosity. Excellent scene and I can hear the pipes clear over here. Good work.
WHISTLING BADGER23-May-2005 22:52
I can almost hear them !
Coleen Perilloux Landry23-May-2005 22:44
Yes, I appreciate your largesse. Love the bagpipe music, too.
Lee Kindness23-May-2005 22:38
I was away to say... I'd recognise that polluted sandstone look and tourist trap a mile off!
Zak23-May-2005 22:32