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Blessed by the last light of an autumn day 03

Sunset view from the roof terrace of the National Museum of Scotland earlier this week, one of the best (and free!) places to take in views of the city. This time of year the sunlight is stretched out to a warm, coppery-gold, especially around sunrise and sunset. Add in the contrast of that autumnal light with the long shadows over Edinburgh's geology and architecture and it is just glorious to drink in (the pics really don't quite capture the light quality, not as it looks to the eyes, standing high up, looking over this remarkable city).

 

As the sun was setting flocks of birds took to the air, fluttering around in large formations around the towers and spires, alighting on the roofs still warmed by the light for a moment or two, then taking to the air again, swooping around the landmarks. Mesmerising end of the day dance....

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Taken on November 13, 2018