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I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Lianachan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:12 pm

RIP Sean Hughes. Probably unknown to most here, but he was a great comedian and writer, and by all accounts a decent sort.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Arneb » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:46 pm

Cheers indeed. Nice poem as well.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:10 am

Yes, I saw him live once and he was very good. Far too young.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:17 am

Though at one point he seems to have been a bit of an arse.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:04 am

Ach, everybody is an arsehole to some extent.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:21 am

True, I'd be surprised if I were described any other way.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:07 pm

This isn't your gaff, is it? Wonderful view of the castle.

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Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:42 pm

Not mine, no. I can't think where it is, it must be south eastish of the castle since that is the Esplanade and Half Moon Battery.

Is it a genuine photo? I know I am overthinking it but I can't think of a run down concrete building in that location. The view is from Greyfriars Church/the new Museum* area.


*New in this case means 1998.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:58 pm

I suspect it's a photoshop, and the view does indeed look like it's from somewhere around the "new" museum.

ETA: Bit of detective work reveals that it's fake. The photo of the castle was taken from the roof of the museum on the 5th of March 2012, by somebody called Kim Traynor.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:08 pm

It had to be from somewhere near there and at that height. Central Edinburgh has very, very few buildings that run down, it would have been turned into a hotel or coffeeshop, particularly with that view.

Edit to add: As a comparitor this photo from near my gaff includes both the Castle and Chateau Heid, the former being much more prominent.

Edit to add 2: If you scan west to here the dull grey streak on the far side of the Forth is Dunfermline, where I currently sit.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 pm

Ah, cool. Panning a bit to the left, it also (presumably) includes the current Chateau Lianachan Jnr Dun Lianachan Beag - currently studenting in Embra.

I tried turning my internet sleuthing skills to the provenance of the foreground component of that image, but when I'd expended the same amount of effort as required to investigate the background (less than a minute), I packed it in.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:29 pm

Lianachan wrote:Ah, cool. Panning a bit to the left, it also (presumably) includes the current Chateau Lianachan Jnr Dun Lianachan Beag - currently studenting in Embra.

That does include a lot of areas, some better than others.

I tried turning my internet sleuthing skills to the provenance of the foreground component of that image, but when I'd expended the same amount of effort as required to investigate the background (less than a minute), I packed it in.

Given the rendition of May I suspect it is English.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:37 pm

Internet sleuthing complete. The foreground is a composite. The room is in Pripyat, the mural is here and the graffiti is here.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Мастер » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:59 pm

Lianachan wrote:Internet sleuthing complete. The foreground is a composite. The room is in Pripyat, the mural is here and the graffiti is here.


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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Heid the Ba » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:17 pm

Come to Edinburgh instead.
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Re: I didn't know him, but cheers

Postby Arneb » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:28 pm

Or Rerik, for the view. Or Potsdam, for that matter.
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