The Festival season in Edinburgh ends with the Festival Fireworks concert – 45 minutes of fireworks over the castle set to music. It is always spectacular, and this year was no disappointment. We got a lovely evening for it, mild and dry, so had a picnic in the gardens while we waited for the sun to set and the fireworks to start.
I have no idea how good (or otherwise) Speed of Light is if you pay to get a ticket for the proper tour, but I wandered up to have a wee look without going into the paid area. This was thanks to a tip from a friend who appeared in it, who suggested the view from the small craig just to the south-west of the ruined chapel would be pretty good. Given a good evening, it seemed worth a shot, so off I set with my camera, a tripod and a good torch.
It was quite interesting to see the shapes formed by the runners on the hillside, and probably worth the effort of walking up to a good vantage point if you get a good evening for it. It didn’t inspire me to pay to join one of the organised viewings, I have to admit, but maybe if I’d been on one of those I’d have loved it. I just don’t know.
Mostly I enjoyed the quiet on the hillside, with occasional strains of bagpipes drifting over from the Tattoo and a wonderful view of Edinburgh by night.