Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
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A beautiful day in Kirkcaldy


A butterfly on a thistle seen by the entrance to Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


A view along the main carriageway of Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


A view along the main carriageway of Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


A view along the main carriageway of Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


Pink campion flowers seen in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


Scots pine trees seen in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


Ripening brambles seen in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


I found this anarchy-symbol and 'Sid' carved into the bark of a tree at the back of Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 31st August, 2004. I wonder how long it had been there? Probably at least twenty years, I'd guess.


Ripening brambles seen in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, 31st August, 2004.


Scots pine trees in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, 31st August, 2004.


Framed by the branches of a chestnut and a monkey-puzzle tree, the Firth of Forth, Inchkeith and East Lothian viewed from Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, Fife, 31st August, 2004.


A daisy flower in the grass in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, 31st August, 2004.


A daisy flower in the grass in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, 31st August, 2004.


Ripening brambles seen in Dunnikier Park, Kirkcaldy, 31st August, 2004.


Beautiful fuchsia flowers seen in Den Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, 31st August, 2004.


These ex-NCB steam shunting locomotives have been rusting away ever since they were acquired by Thomas Muir, scrap merchants, from local collieries circa 1970. After nearly forty years of open storage, firstly at a scapyard near Thornton, Fife, and presently at Den Road, Kirkcaldy, they are in very poor condition, and if they are not passed on to preservationists shortly I reckon they'll soon be beyond restoration. It might already be too late. Presumably they have survived the cutter's torch thus far because the intention was for them to be preserved and restored, so it's difficult to understand why they are still languishing at the mercy of the elements after so long. The scrapyard also contains an NBL diesel shunting loco, which must be something of a rarity. Photographed in Kirkcaldy, Fife, 31st August, 2004.


Ex-NCB steam shunting locomotives rusting in Thomas Muir's scrapyard in Den Road, Kirkcaldy, on 31st August, 2004.


A sign seen outside a furniture shop in Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, which might not mean much to non-residents of Kirkcaldy! 31st August, 2004.


A sign seen outside a furniture shop in Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, which might not mean much to non-residents of Kirkcaldy! 31st August, 2004.


A southward view from Waverley Bridge towards Cockburn Street and the Old Town of Edinburgh on 31st August, 2004.
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