Every year just before Hogmanay, there is a torch light parade which starts in the city's old town in the Royal Mile and travels down the Mound, along Princes Street and up to Carlton Hill where a whole lot of fireworks are let off. It is genuinely a really lovely thing to do as it is such a positive experience with everyone holding up torches of light like a passage from the old and into the new.
As we passed by the Bank which sits on the mound, I noticed that the chimney was working, something which I have never seen before, and with the dome of the building which reminds me a little of St Paul's Cathedral in London, I couldn't help but think of the fact that the day before the parade saw St Paul's celebrate surviving the blitz bombing with it's iconic photograph which was taken in london 70 years earlier!
|St Paul's Cathedral after the blitz bombing of London taken 29th December 1940.|
Once the fireworks are over, people still sit around and celebrate with friends....
and enjoy celebrating the light.