The Royal Mile Through a Pinhole

To be a tourist in your hometown is quite a hard thing to do; you ignore things everyday that someone who was visiting would stop and notice. In the last couple of years that we've travelled ourselves, it's something I have become more and more aware of.

Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, the hub for all tourists, runs from Holyrood Palace up a steady hill to the top of Castle Rock where Edinburgh Castle sits. It is the focus of Edinburgh's Fringe Festival in August but, unlike any other location in the City, it has a buzz of festival about it throughout the year with street performers, stalls, and "heritage" shops to entice the tourist to part with their money.

I headed out with my Holga 120 Wide Pinhole Camera and my Pentax SP500 35mm to try and capture it as I journeyed from Holyrood Palace/The Scottish Parliament building, up the mile to Castle Rock.

The Scottish Parliament Building

The Scottish Parliament Building

Canongate Kirk

Canongate Kirk

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Portraitist

Portraitist

Whisky Merchants

Whisky Merchants

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The Artist

The Artist

William Wallace

William Wallace

The Castle Cannons

The Castle Cannons

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

All photos were taken on Ilford Delta 100 and developed in Ilford Perceptol 1:3 at 20°C for 22 minutes.