January Light: Street of Light

The Street of Light was a Christmas installation in Edinburgh a few years ago. I found several shots which lent themselves to the square format, but when I spotted the *Belisha beacon bottom right of this one it was the obvious choice – two different kinds ofย streetlight, and the beacon counts as lamplight too.

Part of Beckyโ€™s January Squares Challenge: words ending in light.

*Belisha beacon: an amber-coloured globe lamp on a black and white pole, marking pedestrian crossings. Named after Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893โ€“1957), the Minister of Transport who introduced them in 1934.

31 thoughts on “January Light: Street of Light

  1. restlessjo January 6, 2020 / 22:54

    You are definitely going for it, Anabel ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Heyjude January 6, 2020 / 22:45

    There are some amazing photos coming out of this light challenge, this one among them. How beautiful.

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  3. Irene January 6, 2020 / 21:07

    Wow, that is amazing! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Birgit January 6, 2020 / 17:21

    This is a lovely scene of those lights like a cathedral. I love it.

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  5. BeckyB January 6, 2020 / 14:40

    Brilliant photograph, and I learnt something too about the Belisha beacons. I knew they were named after someone but no idea as to who until today!

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  6. Pit January 6, 2020 / 14:30

    That looks gorgeous!

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  7. Eunice January 6, 2020 / 11:01

    Wow!! Were they really all lights or was it a projection onto the building? Fantastic, whichever it was ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter January 6, 2020 / 11:34

      Itโ€™s a temporary structure built in the middle of the road. If you have a ticket, you go inside and the lights all change colour and โ€œdanceโ€ to music.

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      • Eunice January 6, 2020 / 11:59

        I would have loved to see it, it looks fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

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