Edinburgh Fringe Festival


Every year in August the world’s biggest fringe festival is active in Edinburgh. As I was coming back from Germany and had a bit of time at my hand I decided to stay for 3 nights and enjoy the spectacle…

The streets are crowded with people – performers, watchers and stroller-bys

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Every small actor is trying to convince the audience about his / her show

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People, people, people…

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Classical street music as well…

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During all this you still recognize some of the old Victorian houses which are so very fascinating

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A typical Edinburgh street

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There are many bridges with lower and upper parts of the road

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At least 2-3 generations of inscripts were preserved

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Waiting for the customers…

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The lower part of a Church now doubling as a venue

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A nice Italian restaurant just around the corner

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And the typical bar…

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As I was camping (hotels were outrageous expensive) at the Fringe Camp Site I used the gathering tent (doubling as a bar) as well…

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Actually this bar – the “Blue Blazer” – is in downtown Edinburgh and one of the most charming bars I know

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A typical venue which I like very much – The Traverse Theatre. Anybody coming to EDI should investigate their program – it’s usually very, very good!

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As they are diverse, so are the loos… Good notion actually to be inclusive! This is very important!

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In another (the old freemason hall) the loos where of a more classical disposal, yet still magnificent

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Getting hungry I opted for the Bombay Cafe – which were originally usually established by rich Persian Zoroastrian refuges in the late 19th / early 20th century and typically served everybody – from rich merchants to poor taxi drivers

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I loved the beard cover

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contemplative naan (= Indian bread) making

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Filled with vegetables and then fried

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my food – chicken + 24h simmered lentils

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Hmmmm…

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How to make a roti…

 

1) Put it on the oven

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2) wait until it grows

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3) turn around, wait again

4) fold and tuck away

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Filled to the brim I left the place and walked alongside British glory (of the past…)

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The roof of the Central Station was quite amazing

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Not many cities have their own volcanic crater

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Nomen est omen

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And the other side

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View over the New Town

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Back to the festival some life music is always played (more or less good)

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People are getting hungry

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and just ravish what they procured

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another typical scene

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This is the kind of fringe event you usually find – it’s LGBT time Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Well, this too…

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Kategorien:Edinburgh, Scotland

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