Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
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Wandering in West Fife

Photos taken on a walk from Cowdenbeath to Cardenden on 4th August, 2004.


Shop sign seen in Cowdenbeath, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


The delightful and inviting entrance to what is clearly a most salubrious and exclusive drinking-establishment: The New Goth, originally (and possibly still) a Gothenburg Society pub in Cowdenbeath, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


The New Goth, originally (and possibly still) a Gothenburg Society pub, in Cowdenbeath, Fife, 4th August, 2004. Despite the name, possibly not the ideal place to hang out whilst sampling a pint-or-two of cider & black!


The New Goth, originally (and possibly still) a Gothenburg Society pub, in Cowdenbeath, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Top-class sign for a top-class restaurant: no expense spared! Aside from the almost inevitable punctuation error, what on earth is "7'95" supposed to mean? Seen in Cowdenbeath, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


They say a picture paints a thousand words... Cowdenbeath, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Sign at the west end of Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


The famous Gagarin Way in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004; a street-name which may give a clue as to the political sympathies of the local inhabitants!


Satellite city: masses of satellite-dishes on a block of flats in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004. I wonder if cable TV has reached this backwater yet?


Cowdenbeath has The New Goth, but Lumphinnans has Robert Smith Court! What made you think Goth was invented in Yorkshire? Sign seen in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Marigold flower seen in a garden in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Marigold flower seen in a garden in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Marigold flower seen in a garden in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Marigold flowers seen in a garden in Lumphinnans, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Welcome to Lochgelly, 4th August, 2004. Note the black diamonds in the coat-of-arms of this former mining town. "By industry we flourish." Well, not any more.


Begonia flower seen in a garden in Lochgelly, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Probably the most imposing building in Lochgelly is the Miners' Welfare Institute. Unfortunately it was standing disused and derelict on the day of my walk from Cowdenbeath to Cardenden, 4th August, 2004.


Lily flowers in a garden in Lochgelly, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Thistle flowers by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Ragwort flowers by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Ragwort flowers by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Ragwort flowers by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Thistle flower seen by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004. I think this is one of the best photos I've ever taken.


A most unfamiliar plant seen by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004. The leaves and thorny stems appear to be those of a rose bush, but what is the strange feathery thing sprouting from it? Is it some sort of parasitic plant? For the answer, see here.


That without which no walk in the countryside would be complete: the inevitable crusty, discarded girlie-mag. Mind you, since the advent of internet porn, they're probably a less common sight than they once were. Seen by the roadside between Lochgelly and Bowhill, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Common toadflax flowers - what I would have called wild snapdragons - seen by the side of Jamphlars Road, between Lochgelly and Auchterderran, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Common toadflax flowers - what I would have called wild snapdragons - seen by the side of Jamphlars Road, between Lochgelly and Auchterderran, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Creeping vine flowers seen by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Creeping vine flower seen by the roadside between Lochgelly and Jamphlars, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


Mottled sycamore leaves seen by the roadside near Bowhill, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


The war memorial in Bowhill, Fife, Scotland, 4th August, 2004. Possibly not the greatest ever masterpiece of the sculptors' craft!


White campion flowers by Cardenden Station, Fife, 4th August, 2004.


The view from Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, towards Calton Hill in beautiful Scottish summer weather in the late afternoon of 4th August, 2004.


I arrived home from a walk from Cowdenbeath to Cardenden on 4th August, 2004, to find this notice stuck to the main door of my tenement close.
Tags: auchterderran, cowdenbeath, edinburgh, flowers, lochgelly, lumphinnans
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