Edinburgh 1 – Queensferry (day)

July 2021. I caught a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh, changed platforms and was soon on another train to South Queensferry. From the platform, I soon found my way to the (very) steep path down to the riverside, within yards of the hotel I would be staying in that night. I left my overnight bag at the hotel and, just across the road, I stopped to take the photograph above – the photograph that was the prime reason for my trip – the Forth railway Bridge. From its height, you can see just how steep the descent from the station had been.

There are three major bridges across the Forth – the railway bridge, the Queensferry Expressway (road traffic only) and, between them the Forth Road Bridge with provision for pedestrians to walk across to North Queensferry. I booked a ticket for a view, later that morning, of all three bridges from the river and then walked beneath the rail bridge to take the photograph above. This was a view that I would return to at Sunset.

The boat took us below the bridges but also past an island where seals were basking (above).

After the boat trip, I went for a walk through South Queensferry to view the other bridges from the riverside.

The image above is from below the road bridge that also allows pedestrians – a journey that I would take that evening. The photo also shows the other two bridges.

Another shot above of all three bridges but the emphasis above is on the Queensferry Expressway.

To complete the set, the photo above is from beneath the Expressway.

Before my evening meal, I returned to the hotel and took this shot of the boat that had taken for me for my late morning trip along the river.

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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