It is good keep life fresh with new pursuits, and this year’s is some voluntary work with Sculpture UK, a branch of Art UK. I will be photographing local sculptures for what will be a national database. The training was in Edinburgh, and I must have been in a sculptural mood on my half hour walk back to the station,as it was sculptures that took my eye:
“Grey friars Bobby” was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872.
Allan Ramsay was a poet, whose statue was erected in 1865 at the corner of Princes St Gardens and the Mound.
The last of my trio was the Monument to the Royal Scots Greys, erected in 1906 to commemorate the fallen of the Regiment during the Boer War.