I’ve never done any ‘Live-blogging’ on this site, primarily because I’ve never been in a situation where I thought my presence at a computer provided anything new to an event or news story in progress.
Anyway, I happen to be sitting in the Qupi Café on Leith Walk, and it seems a carnival procession is passing me by. I have my camera-phone, and I have a Bluetooth internet connection. Allow me to present The Great Leith Festival Carnival Procession LivePhotoBlog!
First up: A big yellow bus promoting Corona Beer.
This is the Rotarian collecting money for the festival.
This is the first set of pipers.
I don’t know who these dignataries in the cadillac were. That big white van was rather in the way.
Some dancers attached to a brass band dawdle on the street. They should be 100 yards up the road, jiving.
I didn’t know that the phenomenon of majorettes still existed in the 21st Century. But here they are, out in force.
“Handball is Catching”
These are the last pipers.
The tailback of impatient motorists, too busy rushing somewhere to enjoy the fun in the sun.
Well, there you have it. A ring-side seat for the Leith Festival procession, and thanks to modern communications technology you did not even have to get up out of your chair.
And the funny thing is: Neither did I.