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Fresh update on "edinburgh" discussed on How to Live A Fantastic Life
"It is cold. Well, it has its moments, but you know, the beauty of coal does it keeps the riff raff out. So we had to, we tend to get the benefits of it. But you will not find a nicer place in the summer than in Edinburgh. Oh, it's beautiful. Yeah, what can it is beautiful anyway. I loved it. And when you have a harsh winter, you really do appreciate the first Cynthia when it first comes out, and they're trying to push their way up through the earth. It's very special. You tend to enjoy the summers, and we have a cabinet Lake, so we all get together, the whole extended family, and us. So it is a very special life. The entire summer. So it's hard to get my family altogether. They live all over the they don't, I only have one son who lives in Los Angeles, and he's moving to orcas island, and I'm beside myself. I get together. We were lucky enough to keep our whole family together. So we're together almost every day, every week at every weekend. So it's a very special time that we could be together all the time. We are lucky because I've never happier than when I'm with my family. Yeah, and my wife is French Canadian. So we have the traditions of the meat pie and stuff like that this weekend was a weekend when my wife was baking the entire week at. Oh, you are lucky guy. It's a good time that we have the family that comes over and helps with all those things. Your wife is French Canadian where is she from? It originally Quebec City. Quebec. Yeah. I love hello. I love Canada. I think you're very, very lucky. It's like you have everything the United States has and you're not spoiled yet. That's right. Well, Michael, we this show is called the how to live a fantastic life show. So I always end this with one question. How do you Michael learn it, live a fantastic life? I just live a life. And that makes it fantastic, I guess. I'm lucky to be alive. I have a I have a very close, I think family. If you're close to your family, I don't know how I enjoyed my children when they were little. I got a kick out of them. And I can't imagine what it would be like to have kids and find it a burden. My kids lifted me up. And so for me, family is makes for a fantastic life. Fantastic. Well, Michael, thank you so much for spending the time with us. Thank you so much for sharing with us. This is what makes this show so special. The special guests that I have on it. Well, I appreciate you having me on it. I've been enjoying talking to you. Oh, thank you so much. And ladies and gentlemen, go to my website, doctor Allen like a dot com and pick up a golden pearl a week. That will surely make your day. That's DR ALL leica LY CK a dot com. Bye for now. You've been listening to how to live a fantastic life. Be sure and pick up a copy of doctor like his book, the secrets to living a fantastic life on Amazon.com and you'll want to subscribe right here on this page so you don't miss a single episode. Have a fantastic day.
Fresh update on "edinburgh" discussed on Daily Crypto Report
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UK court: Arrested man is US fugitive wanted on rape claim
"A judge in Scotland says a man who spent almost a year fighting extradition to the U.S. is Nicholas Rossi a fugitive alleged to have faked his own death to escape rape allegations The suspect was arrested in December 2021 at a Glasgow hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19 He denies being Rossi and says he's an Irish orphan named Arthur knight after seeing evidence including fingerprints and tattoos a judge is told Edinburgh sheriff court he was satisfied that mister knight is indeed Nicholas Rossi U.S. authorities say Rossi had been charged in connection with the 2008 rape in Utah a full extradition hearing is likely to be held next year Charles De Ledesma London
Public gets chance to view queen's coffin in Edinburgh
"Scotland is saying goodbye to Queen Elizabeth King Charles accompanied his late mother's coffin on an emotion charged procession through the historic heart of Edinburgh Rosamund Allen felt sorry for the royal family itself to be on show I really hope and pray they can get something out of today and have a chance to mourn themselves They were very kind to allow us to be part of their sadness From the procession a memorial service at saint Giles cathedral And green shales as church of Scotland moderator Today we mourn her passing But we also celebrate the long and happy read that we experienced with her Prince Charles received condolences
Edinburgh: public can view queen's casket
"The late Queen Elizabeth's second resting place following Balmoral Castle is Edinburgh's saint Giles cathedral Following the memorial service members of the public are permitted inside the cathedral to pay their respects the coffin with The Crown of Scotland resting on a cushion on top of it is to stay in the 12th century cathedral through Tuesday thousands of people line the route of the procession through the Scottish capital's old town to the cathedral as the former monarch's children including new sovereign King Charles the third walked behind the hearse members of the royal family are to hold a vigil by the coffin during the evening Charles De Ledesma London
Public gets chance to view queen's coffin in Edinburgh
"King Charles has accompanied his late mother's coffin on a dignified procession through the historic heart of the Scottish capital to saint Giles's cathedral for a service of prayer and reflection for the life of Queen Elizabeth Tens of thousands of people lie in the ancient streets as the procession goes solemnly by the late queen's coffin will lie for 24 hours in the cathedral to allow the public a chance to pay their last respects Charles flew to Scotland after earlier receiving condolences at parliament telling lawmakers he would follow his late mother's example of selfless duty the government meanwhile has announced the nation will observe a minute of silence on Sunday the evening before the queen's funeral the moment of reflection will take place at 1900 GMT people are encouraged to mark the silence at home or at community events Charles De Ledesma London
"edinburgh" Discussed on WTOP
"You on WTO this morning, closing arguments expected today for R. Kelly and two co defendants in the singer's trial on federal charges. Kelly is charged with trial fixing child pornography and enticing minors for sex. Kelly and his ex business manager Daryl McDavid are also accused of threatening witnesses and concealing video evidence. The public will have a chance to pay respects to the late Queen Elizabeth that the royal family's official home in Edinburgh, Scotland. It starts this evening on Sunday, mourners in Scotland pack city streets and lined rural roads to see the queen's coffin as it made its way to Edinburgh the 96 year old queen died last Thursday. The Ukrainian military continues to storm back against the Russian military, saying today, more villages have been liberated. In one region the Russians are said to have been pushed back to their border, stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes. While majority of Americans are not satisfied with the healthcare system in our country, a new poll from The Associated Press says only 12% of Americans say it's handled extremely well or very well. About 8 in ten people say they are least moderately concerned about getting access to quality healthcare when they need it. In addition, the percentage of people who believe healthcare coverage is a government responsibility has gone up. The public also gives low marks to the cost of prescription drugs, mental healthcare, and the quality of nursing homes, the poll was in margin of error plus or -3% 3.6 percentage points. Coming up in money news. Ahead of the open Dow futures are up 80 points. From a food cart to franchising. I'm Jeff cable. It's 9 18. Back to Jack Taylor now in the traffic
"edinburgh" Discussed on WTOP
"Lost. And my father fighter Jimmy riches, uncle Jimmy, I'm so proud to be named after you. You are my hero. I wish I could have met you because you sound like so much fun when we talk about you. The death toll has grown significantly over the years, as survivors and first responders succumb to 9 11 related illnesses. Those illnesses are believed to have claimed more lives than the 2977 killed in the initial attacks. The people of the United Kingdom mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen's coffin is now in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it will stay for two nights before traveling on toward London. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer is an Edinburgh. The coffin draped in the Scottish standard flag and bearing a wreath that included white Heather and sweet peas, one of her favorites. The procession wound its way through the Scottish countryside, well wishers lining the roof on horseback, and even in tractors to say goodbye. President Biden will travel to London to attend the state funeral service of Queen Elizabeth, and Ukraine is blaming Russia for blackouts across the eastern part of the country in regions where Ukrainian forces made gains and retaking Russian occupied territory in recent days. Coming up a summer wins as summer winds down rather
"edinburgh" Discussed on WTOP
"Lost. And my fighter fighter Jimmy riches, uncle Jimmy, I'm so proud to be named after you. You are my hero. I wish I could have met you because you sound like so much fun when we talk about you. The death toll has grown significantly over the years as survivors and first responders succumb to 9 11 related illnesses. Those illnesses are believed to have claimed more lives than the 2977 killed in the initial attacks. The people of the United Kingdom mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the queen's coffin is now in Edinburgh, Scott Edinburgh rather, Scotland, where it will stay for two nights before traveling on toward London. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer is an Edinburgh. The coffin draped in the Scottish standard flag and bearing a wreath that included white Heather and sweet peas, one of her favorites. The procession wound its way through the Scottish countryside, well wishers lining the root on horseback, and even in tractors to say goodbye. President Biden will travel to London to attend the state funeral service of Queen Elizabeth. Ukraine is blaming Russia for blackouts across the eastern part of the country. In regions where Ukrainian forces made gains in retaking Russian occupied territory in recent days. Ukraine's counteroffensive gains forces gain four Russia to withdraw its troops. BBC's or la guerin reports from harkey, Ukraine. The latest victories have given Ukrainians a shot in the arm. For the nation it's been a morale boost. Many are
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin takes long road through Scotland
"Queen Elizabeth II's coffin has left her summer home in balmoral in Scotland and arrived in Edinburgh mourners packed the city streets and highway bridges to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years Silence fell on the packed royal mile in Edinburgh as the hearse carrying the queen arrived but as the convoy vanished from view the crowd spontaneously started clapping when the hearse reached its destination of holyrood house Scottish troops wearing green kilts carried the coffin into the throne room three of her children princess Anne Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were there as the coffin arrived The queen's body will then be moved to saint Giles cathedral in Edinburgh for the Scottish public to pay their respects before it has flown to London on Tuesday Karen Chammas London
"edinburgh" Discussed on WTOP
"Lining was the national operations manager of the FAA and tells me the most striking moment of his job that day was watching united one 75 make a left turn live on television to strike the south tower. That was a shock that sent a gasp through every one of my staff and myself, maybe 30 or more of us in the room that day. Even more amazing was that 9 11 was slimy first day on the job. But I had over 35 years of experience. He told me once he got word that American 77 had struck The Pentagon, he ordered all aircraft still in the air to land at the nearest airport. We were trying to make the air space safe and that seemed a way to do it. It's for CBS News, Philadelphia. It's one 34. Queen Elizabeth's coffin has been driven in a procession from her balmoral estate to the Scottish capital Edinburgh. The queen's body is lying at rest in the throne room at Edinburgh's holyrood palace for the night. Tomorrow, King Charles flies up to join a procession to saint Giles cathedral for a public lying at rest there. Tuesday, the queen's coffin will be transported to the throne room in London's Buckingham Palace, then Wednesday, it will be carried in procession to Westminster hall in the shadow of Big Ben to lie in state for a public viewing until sometimes Sunday. After the funeral service in Westminster Abbey on Monday, there will be a private interment service for close family at Windsor Castle. Vicki Barker, CBS News, London. The UK is going through a historic period of change. It's morning the death of Queen Elizabeth, adjusting to her son's rise to power, and it has a new prime minister with the war in Ukraine still raging global affairs expert Mario mancuso tells WTO that prime minister Liz truss is expected to remain steadfast in support for that war. The continental powers of the U France, Germany, to a lesser extent Italy. Those countries have been supportive of Ukraine, but they've been hesitant and somewhat ambivalent. Liz trusts in the UK has been forceful in support of Ukraine. And I think she's going to continue with that role. So I think she'd prefer to focus on the indo Pacific, but I think the Ukraine is going to really soak up a lot of her time and attention and focus. Today marks the 200th day of the war in Ukraine. Coming up after traffic and whether the concern over election security for the upcoming midterms. It's one 36. Imagine a world where people with disabilities are fully included. At melwood, we're working each day to make this vision a reality. As a leading employer, advocate and preferred service provider for people with disabilities are trainings and programs empower people with disabilities to live, work, play, and thrive in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Since 1963, we've led the way, breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes. From job trainings to summer
Queen Elizabeth live updates: Queens's coffin has left Balmoral
"Queen Elizabeth II's coffin has left Balmoral Castle as the late monarch begins her last journey back to London for a state funeral Apart from the occasional clicking of a camera a little noise could be heard in the small village of balata as the queen's coffin passed through crowds lined the streets yet remained silent to pay their respects to the much loved monarch The late sovereign's oak coffin has embarked on a 175 mile journey to holyrood house palace in Edinburgh her body will then be moved to London for a state funeral that will be held on September 19th
"edinburgh" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Monarch who ruled Britain for 70 years. The queen's coffin has been placed in a hearse and will be accompanied by her daughter, princess Anne, Lindsey risers in London. The queen's coffin, which remains in balmoral right now, will move to Edinburgh. We also know that the queen will rest at the Hollywood house, and that also the king and Camilla will fly to Edinburgh from London, transfer them to Windsor, and then the procession through Windsor before the service at saint George's chapel. A funeral for Queen Elizabeth will be held Monday, September 19th at London's Westminster Abbey. King Charles the third's been officially proclaimed the country's new monarch, a racehorse meantime bred by Queen Elizabeth II is the winner of a race in pimlico, west Newton won the second race at the Baltimore track yesterday, the Maryland jockey club says the 6 year old gelding came back from 6th place to win it, west Newton was born from the mayor queen's prize, a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Southeast Asia, authorities in Papua and New Guinea say it hit about 40 miles off the village of Kenan to early today, images on social media show cracked roads and damaged buildings, there are reports of at least one death. In New York City today, they're marking the 21st anniversary of the 9 11 terror attacks in Lower Manhattan, Scott Pringle is there. The annual tradition continues where family members who lost loved ones in the terror attacks will read the names of the nearly 3000 people killed that day, and they are gathering at the 9 11 memorial for some it's an annual tradition. Now, as the years have passed, there seems to be more children coming here. High schoolers and now many college age students were not alive on 9 11. There will be moments of silence and bell tolls, governor Kathy hochul, mayor Eric Adams and vice president Kamala Harris will be on hand for the ceremony. I'm Scott Carr. President Biden will attend this week's Hispanic heritage month event organized by the congressional Hispanic caucus institute. The annual awards gala typically features some of the most prominent Latinos and politics culture and advocacy. Biden's appearance will be the first bias sitting president since Barack Obama in 2016. Former president Trump was not invited in 2017 after he pardoned Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and decided to end the DACA program. The price of turkey is skyrocketing ahead of Thanksgiving. Jim Forbes tells us that's thanks to a contagious bird virus. The highly pathogenic avian influenza is a virus that's been hitting commercial poultry flocks hard this year. Has been confirmed in 430 poultry flocks across 39 states and wiped out nearly 44 million turkeys, chickens, ducks, and other birds in recent months. In Minnesota, the nation's largest turkey producer, a meat facility confirmed they lost 50,000 turkeys to the disease so far. The price of turkey breast meat has jumped 60% this year and average egg prices have nearly tripled. I'm Jim Forbes, a new poll shows the most polluted state in the country is Louisiana. The poll by U.S. news and World Report measures metrics to determine the lineup including economics education and healthcare, rounding out the top 5 most polluted states are Nevada, Indiana, Delaware, and Utah, Vermont came out as the least polluted state. The singer and actor credited for making rock and roll acceptable to white audiences in the late 50s. You made
Garbage piles in Scotland raise health concerns amid strikes
"A health authority has warned us thinking piles of garbage on the streets of Edinburgh are threatening the health and safety of the public as strikes by garbage collectors in the Scottish capital moved into their 9th day The warning from public health Scotland came as garbage collectors in newham a borrow of London also walked out for a week over a pay dispute Images of food waste and diapers rotting on the streets is just adding to the scenes of chaos in the UK as
"edinburgh" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In the world list Monday, Chicago ranks second. Edinburgh. I just got back from there. It's so funny. It's number one, as did about 40 of our listeners. Chicago to Medellín and Columbia's three Glasgow is four, Amsterdam is 5 Prague, Marrakesh, in Morocco, Berlin, Montreal, and Copenhagen in Denmark are the top ten places to go of the chicagoans polled 96% rate of the cities, food seen highly, time out singles out Ukrainian villages, kusama, the world's first Michelin starred Filipino restaurant, and the city's numerous Mexican restaurants is notable. The food scene is good in the city wherever you go. Number two on the list, hooray. So we were in Scotland on a WGN tour courtesy of the good folks from Steve Bertrand travel. And we were in Edinburgh and Glasgow and some other places. And it was summer between those two places along the highlands that Scotland that we went to go say they said, you're going to see a demonstration of sheep herding, and who doesn't want to do that. You know, those Shetland sheepdogs they have run around and heard up the sheep. And they're like, okay, let's give that a shot. That sounds kind of fun. We pile out of the bus, 40 of us, and we're standing in a pasture, and this guy comes up and he's kind of a crusty, handsome Scottish rancher, maybe he was 70 years old, maybe he was 60 years old, white hair, comb back, hadn't shaved in a while, weathered. He was wearing boots and jeans and a loose fitting wool sweater. And he could not have seemed less interested in talking to us. But his dogs were good listeners. He had a big thick accent, so we couldn't understand him that well at first, but he just started talking about how he does what he does. And he starts whistling, and the dogs respond. With just the simplest command, I think would say their name, I'm not sure what he was saying at times, but I think he would say the name of a dog, and that would call that dog to attention, and then he would through a series of whistles, drive the dog, almost like a remote control, only instead of his hands on a joystick, he's using whistles and the dog responds. So perfectly to his whistle, they would run to the left. They would then run to the right if he whistled a different sequence of whistles. They would run straight ahead. They would go full speed, they would go slow speed. They would walk, they would sit down, and he would, he would shoot these whistle sounds right out of his mouth at a distance of a football field. And the dogs would hear him in the wind, and they would do exactly what he wanted. So if the sheep are run into the left, he would go, and that dog would take off full speed and to the left, outflank the sheep and then the sheep are like, we don't want any of this guy, so they go to the right. And then if they're going too far to the right, he whistles again, the dog circles underneath them, and now he's on the right side, and he gets behind him, and then he starts to sort of show and when the sheep finally sort of stand where he wants, he issues another command and the dog just lays down. On all fours. And then he's launches some other dogs, and pretty soon they have the sheep in a circle, and then just with his whistle whistle whistle the sheep all are coming closer and closer to us than a little gaggle of maybe 2030 sheep. Some of them babies. In fact, one of them was just a few weeks old, and there's the mother sheep, and so the mother sheep doesn't like that the dog is getting kind of close and the mother sheep is challenging the dog. The dog doesn't care. So he kind of, you know, ushers on back into the pile and the herd and they all come towards it. It was the most fascinating thing because, you know, we're pretty happy when our dog just doesn't poop in the living room. And these dogs were like amazingly intelligent, well behaved and responsive. They finally gets the dogs. All around us, and the sheep. And then he picks one of them up, and he says, if you saw a friend of yours on the street, would you run up to them and hug them and pick them up and start kissing them and nuzzling them in the face? He says, no, you won't, because they don't want that. He says, guess what? Your dog doesn't want that either. Your dog has no interest in that. I'm not sure I'd entirely get that. His dog seemed to be weathered and acclimated to the outdoors, but I think some of our dogs kind of go for that. Anyway, he said, dogs don't want that anymore. People do. Don't do that. Treat a dog like a dog. You know, respected at respects you that sort of thing. Imagine that, trading a dog like a dog. So he's kind of giving us that stuff. At one point, somebody said to him, what is the biggest predator out here? And he says, he says, predator, he says, you know what the biggest predator is? He says it's people that don't make things with their hands. And then they went on a political rant. He says it's all these progressives. All of these hipsters, all of these, by now we've fallen in love with him. So we really didn't care what he had to say, but he didn't like environmentalists and conservationists and politicians, and people who don't do things. I thought he was going to say wolves. He didn't say that. So we're all just kind of really enchanted now by this guy. And every now and then, he says, even like when he's deriding the classes of people that don't contribute enough society, he goes like my wine drinking wife. A couple of times he refers to his wine drinking wife. And we're imagining another sort of a ramrod weathered dignified Scottish woman whose been tending to the sheep herself for decades in his partner in life, and every now and then he makes a disparaging, but comical remark about her. And then she pulls up. And so the guy is making these comical remarks about his old wine drink and wife, and as he's sort of finishing his little speech, and now there's a basket of puppies, a little cage of puppies that they open up and here's a bunch of little puppy dogs and we're all kind of petting them. We got to pet those. This pickup truck
Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say
"Two two new new British British studies studies are are bolstering bolstering earlier earlier research research that that suggests suggests Omicron Omicron may may not not be be as as harmful harmful as as the the delta delta Berrien Berrien I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas with with the the latest latest an an analysis analysis from from imperial imperial college college London London finds finds people people infected infected with with the the Omicron Omicron variant variant of of covered covered nineteen nineteen about about twenty twenty percent percent less less likely likely to to go go to to the the hospital hospital than than those those infected infected with with delta delta and and forty forty percent percent less less likely likely to to be be hospitalized hospitalized for for a a night night or or more more a a separate separate study study out out of of the the university university of of Edinburgh Edinburgh suggests suggests the the risk risk of of hospitalization hospitalization is is about about two two thirds thirds still still scientists scientists stress stress reductions reductions in in severity severity need need to to be be weighed weighed against against Omicron Omicron faster faster spread spread and and its its ability ability to to evade evade vaccines vaccines sheer sheer numbers numbers of of infections infections could could still still overwhelm overwhelm hospitals hospitals I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas
"edinburgh" Discussed on Ghostly
"Yeah that's true. You don't okay all right last one last one not. We're going to get a little more serious here So there are so many more stories. I wish we had time for There's a ghost dog a headless drummer. Boy but i thought maybe we should do just a general debate about the paranormal activity. That people feel cold. Spots touches. Shadow figures all that By talking about a scientific study done in two thousand one to test the castles paranormal activity. We don't often get this no. We don't okay here we go. This is from time magazine. In two thousand one and broke castle became the site of one of the largest paranormal investigations in history. A team of nine researchers over two hundred members of the public explored the castles forgotten. Chambers and secret passages for signs of ghostly happenings. I can't is just this. What the it said are. The public was not told which areas of the castle were rumored to be haunted in which we're not fifty. One percent of participants in haunted areas reported paranormal experiences. While only thirty five percent did so in the non-hunted areas shadowy figures drops in temperature. And the feeling of something tugging on. Your clothes are all everyday experiences in edinburgh. And what about poop smells okay. They didn't mention that good. I'm glad all right so Time magazine i think was doing this to try to frighten people a little bit accusation. Yeah well i mean. They're not a sponsor if they became a sponsor. I might change my tune about that but the bbc Actually had an article by dr weizmann. And that is one of the doctors that actually performed the whole experiment. Okay dr weisman who remained skeptical about the existence of ghost. Said he believed the background. Light from beyond the vaults archways and the size of the faults appear to be a factor so edinburgh castle is widely believed to be haunted. We measure air temperature. Air movement magnetic fields in light levels from outside the vaults when it was darker outside in the corridor then people reported far more experiences inside the vaults so there's obviously a sense of not knowing what's going on outside the corridor and that's leading to people perhaps being more anxious he added the hunted vaults had twice as much floor space and they were about one third higher that either means ghost like large spaces to live in or these. Physical measurements are having an impact on people's psychology. Okay now i would also like to say that. They did recruit participants from all over the world that did not have a pre like pre knowledge of what was haunted. And what wasn't in. Dr weisman is not saying that they knew he's places should be haunt and they did also have paranormal equipment. Like thermal imaging and sensors temperature probes all of that so it wasn't like people were just like i feel like it's cold. They like literally you know had temperatures or they fist. Not touching that. That's not what the article says. The article says that fifty one percent of the people stated that a place was haunted when they suspected that it was haunted. That's true they didn't know that where they were. When by the way he considered a haunted play the way that's not huge numbers fifty one percent and thirty five percent. That's really not it's not. It's not overwhelming. So i i'm just going to say that this that dr weizmann does find this encouraging but this he specifically says this is not proof of paranormal. Now i will say in another article that i found Again back on that. I knew it said the volunteers reported not only the sudden drops in temperature but they did report seeing shadowy figures a feeling of being watched a burning sensation on the skin and then people tugging at them but again dr weizmann did say that When when it was darker outside people would experience more frights and be more be more anxious got and that's what could be causing these things to happen. You're mind plays tricks on you when you're when you're that anxious you have their fighter flight thing going on all right so what's your rating. Then i'm gonna have to go zero. Although i appreciate all the research that was done into this may have to go zero okay. I'm gonna go eight. I'm sorry but this was like random trial people put into to like hurson. Say no the person that did. The experiment said that he didn't think it meant anything. The skeptical person who did the study g surprise was skeptical. I'm gonna say the numbers. They show a bit haunting. I'm so i'm going to go with it. I gotta go with that. I can't let go with it all right. So what is your overall rating for an borough castle i'm gonna say a seven is my overall rating. Yep absolutely because. I think there's been a lot of reports again a little bit of study But yet i didn't necessarily find a lot of like pictures or videos or things like that. Okay well i'm going to have to go with the zero because that's an average of my scores. Okay so i do not think it's haunted at all. Death brings us to our closing arguments. This is our last chance to convince you to vote our way. We are each given one minute of uninterrupted time. We will time each other on our cell phones to keep rebecca honest you ready. Yes and go i. I do believe that edinburgh castle is haunted of all the places that we have talked about. i i you know. was in edinburgh. I was in the castle. Did i experience anything. No but i was there during the day. And i at that time i wasn't thinking of the castle is being haunted but You know i did. I wasn't knbr. I did take a ghost tour. We went to those catacombs and Man that place just has this town city has so much of a history And then when it comes to the castle itself against so many reports from people that Visit people that work there and then we have a literally scientific study where it kinda leaned. Paranormal i mean again. People didn't know if they were going to be in a paranormal area or not paranoia. They didn't know what was considered what And the people that were in the more that Paranormal areas were more likely to.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Ghostly
"We're back for the debate. Yes we are. I don't usually do the intro. But i'm excited to do it. You did it all right. Well paranormal activity has been reported by hundreds of staff visitors over the years to edinburgh castle. to this day people report witnessing apparitions feeling unwelcome presences. Shadowy figures being touched by non human forces and experiencing sudden temperature changes in and around the structure allegedly allegedly. Oh we're going to talk about a few of the specific ghosts that are reported and then we're going to talk about just that kind of general haunted experience people report all right okay. One of the most popular stories is that of the ghostly bagpiper boy a ghostly. Okay this version. I'm about to share is from i news but there are many out there. several hundred years ago some secret tunnels were found beneath edinburgh castle leading towards hollywood. Holly holly rude house. Is that their version of hollywood. I guess keep wanting to say hollywood. There ali rude house at the bottom of the royal mile that she meant him. Yes as the opening to the tunnel was really small Lee young boy was sent down with his bagpipes to investigate. He played the pipes loudly as he walked through the tunnel. So people above ground could work out. Where the tunnel went. The pipe stopped abruptly when they reached the tron kirk and. I don't know where that is. But it's somewhere like tron like the moving maybe at no so everything got lit up with neon i well. I think this was a long time before. Oh or this isn't super modern history And although the search parties were set research parties were sent to find the boy he was never seen again with the piper presumed dead. The tunnel was blocked up but many people still report hearing the faint ghostly sound of underground bagpipes to this day It's really interesting. And this is not the only boy with musical instruments in this castle. But this is the one i picked because i thought it was interesting. Okay you know. I'm gonna say first of all that the boy dying in these tunnels the tunnels might have collapsed on him or something. So i i don't think that that is like mysterious or anything like that Especially with bagpipes. Being played in these small tunnels. They're really loud. They're like like have a piercing sound Have you ever been around bagpipe. A yes and they're pretty piercing. They are so so that part. I hear from lisp. Is that play bag. I might know of one actually So anyways That part to me doesn't seem like a Crazy mystery so but that's not the part we're debating. I would agree. There's plenty of natural reasons that he could have died in the tunnel and the reason why the tunnels are there is probably for escape. Routes you know from the castle because You don't wanna get detained in the castle for months and have them Sweat you out of all your food and everything so So that that's not. The part were debating but what we are debating. Though is the report of hearing the faint ghostly sound of underground bagpipes. Yes so when. I'm going to say about. This is were edinburgh. Castle is very historic area. Therefore there could very well be bagpipes being played pistons scotland. There's begged yeah. I mean especially in a historic part of scotland very touristy to yeah so. I don't think that this is crazy to think that they could hear that. So it's like wafting from the air kinda coming up there and people are hearing is what you're saying. Wool sound bounces off walls. And so it could bounced off a couple walls. It could actually becoming up from the tunnels but may be where the entrance of the tunnel is is where the bagpipes are being played. I think it's the ghost boy in the tunnels. When i was there actually when i was there when our tour bus pulled up i feel like such a rockstar saying that but it was really like you pay for a tour. I mean anyways when our tour bus pulled up You know. And i got out with my bottle of jack daniels and everything because i was rockstar They're actually bagpipe. Players there in the front. Yeah but they didn't seem ghostly too you know but if i heard it from a different spot in the castle it would sound. Go slow interesting. Okay yeah i mean. If i couldn't see the person playing it it would sound ghostly interesting. Okay yeah i. I'm proud of how often we said ghostly already ghostly gross effort hey none of that all right so what's your rating of this one. I'm going to go a one on this woo. that's surprising. yeah. I mean just. Because i don't have any evidence of it you you have any recordings of. I couldn't find anything. So i can't tell if it's real Being played at the moment or not. I'm going to give this one a six. Okay yeah because i again couldn't find any re recordings of it but definitely a lot of reports of it But you make a compelling argument but it could also be. Pre prerecorded bag played music. And i'm not saying they're doing this to You know freak people out. Or i'm just saying it could be played in another part of the castle and echo through to that part. Let's go listen to some bagpipe. Music after ghostly today oh absolutely i love. Bagpipes all right. I've got another piece of evidence here. our next story is that of a witch. Whoa you mentioned which is Earlier when you're talking about our episode here By the way. I do not see which is as being bad things. That's true in like a real witch as opposed to like well talking about here So we did our salem episode a few months ago with our good friend jacob mayfield. Please go listened that episode. If you haven't checked sees awesome and check his.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Ghostly
"The garrison were all killed. Wow so again. We have a little bit of a trojan horse. yeah situation. I mean this. In this case it wasn't just two guys taking a whole castle like we had last week. Yeah let conway. But we'll come on. We didn't have as many men. I mean i believe what they believe. They always had at least three hundred men in in edinburgh out. Yeah it could be more than that. But at least three hundred data i in the early fifteenth century. Another english invasion this time under henry. The fourth reached edinburgh castle and began a siege but eventually withdrew due to lack of supplies during the fifteenth century. The castle was increasingly used as an arsenal and armament factory. Okay and they actually Bought the first gun there. Oh okay in like thirteen. Something i forget ner. Maybe it was fourteen something. I don't know yeah. It was kinda crazy So king james the fifth still only five years old was brought to the castle for safety does not seem like a safe place. I'm going to be honest with you. like so like six years later the side came and took it back and then another use later. These other side came in take took it back. Seems like a very war torn castle yet but it would take less men to defend him there than it would in any other spot and if they were out for him because he was the monarch then yeah it would want to protect him And he survived. Okay so upon his death twenty five years later. The crown passed to his week old daughter so he was five years old right when he became king and the next one became king after one week of being born or queen. Yeah and that was mary. Queen of scots. You've heard of her before right. English invasion followed as king henry. The eighth attempted to force a dynastic marriage on on scotland. I mean i'm sure we could spend a lot of time. Go delving deep into this history but the super interesting part of there's a lot of movies out there on this stuff. Oh yeah yeah. Yeah and her sister. Elizabeth the first and stuff yeah So mary queen. Scott spent most of childhood in france while scotland was ruled by regions and in fifteen fifty eight. She married the dauphin of france. Mary was queen consort or france from his from his accession into fifteen fifty nine until his death. In december fifteen sixty widowed. Mary returned to scotland. Arriving in leith on august nineteenth fifteen sixty one four years later. She married her half cousin. Henry stuart lord darnley and in june fifteen sixty six. They had a son james. She gave birth to him at an inn. Borough castle He would later be king of both scotland and england. Wow so yeah there's been a lot of english royalty at edinburgh castle's or definitely as well as scottish royalty. In sometimes they were both exactly mary. Queen of scots and all the events. It's rounded this time. Period makes modern day politics. Look like some kind of pleasure cruise. I mean she saw her husband was. Her husband was executed in. She married the person that was suspected. As organizing the execution and then her enemy actually switched sides and held the castle in in her name. it was called the laying siege. Okay We could do full series of episodes just on the history of edinburgh castle. But i think it's safe to say that there was just a lot of turmoil that happened throughout the years and in later years it was used as a prison where several executions took place This is my favorite part of the history. Statues of the bruce and william wallace were added to the gatehouse entrance in nineteen. Twenty nine their current. Currently one of the first things that you see when you go to edinburgh castle and that is one of my memories. I remember looking up william wallace. That's it was amazing and it's well done well done statue. Edinburgh castle is located at the top of the royal mile. I know you're gonna talk about the royal mile a little bit. Yeah and at the west end of an edinburgh old town. The volcanic rock offers a naturally defended position which sheer cliffs to the north and south and steep ascent from the west. The only easy approach is from the town to the east and the castle's defences are situated accordingly with a series of gates protecting the route to the summit of of castlerock. And one thing that i talked to you about is it is like a is kind of like a spiral staircase when you go in there. Yeah yeah it's a it's a it's it's a walk. Oh yes it is there. It is a lot of exercise if you know if you go there and you're constantly going up. I wonder if anybody's ever taken a skateboard at the top and went down. That sounds scary. Yeah i would die. And i'd probably have to haunt the place. I'm definitely gonna look if i can find some of my pictures I was there in the springtime and there are beautiful daffodils Spring flowers all over the green part of the gasol rock castle rock and it was beautiful. Yeah i bet. I was there in the summer so i mean it was still nice but it was hot yes it. Umbro castle sees over a million visitors each year at. It's it's a major tourist attraction direct administration of the castle by the war office came to an end in nineteen o five and in nineteen twenty three. The army formerly moved to. The city's new redford barracks. Nevertheless the castle continues to have a strong connection with the army and is one of the few ancient castles in britain. That still has a military garrison albeit for largely ceremonial and administrative purposes Public duties performed by the garrison include guarding the honors of scotland And arm century. Stand watch at the gatehouse outside opening hours. The post of governor of edinburgh castle is now a ceremonial post head by the general officer. Commanding scotland cool. And i think this is where the crown jewels are. Right for. scotland sky. Read yeah. I mean obviously the british and then sometimes they're held there. Okay gotcha. Sometimes they go on tour ashore. Sure i'll museums. Yeah they kind of do that stuff. But there's definitely I remember a lot of scottish history to to be seen. They're exposed to walk around and kind of see the itself. It is the equivalent of england's tower of london where they have the crown jewels. There's right and i. I do remember actually seeing the crown jewels of scotland. When i was there. I did as well. Okay yeah cool. All right. You have anything else to add. No no and just to people that we were not there at the same time. No no no. I didn't know you know we do not know each other. Then i was there in the year. Two thousand. I knew you're gonna do that but when i was there i was there in ninety seven. Wow abe believe so like three years. Old ben yes exactly yup see. I'm good at the math. Alright well let's go ahead and take another.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Ghostly
"He presents facts all right. Rebecca ready for the path facts but x. So i am not sure that we've ever done something with this long of a history before i moved in with a lot of history but like as far as time. Yeah time goes. Yeah and i'm not gonna do the complete edinburgh castle history. Because i mean seriously we could be doing this for like ten episodes. Yeah we're still not run out of material or not hardcore history. great podcasts. By the way the you don't listen to but i do. I have listened to it. Oh have you okay. I think it's really good. The location where edinburgh castle stands has been in use by humans since at least the iron age. Did you know that no So although we don't really know much about its early history. An archaeological excavation in the early nineteen nineties uncovered evidence of the site having been settled during the late bronze age or early iron age potentially make making the castle rock which is where. The castle stands the longest continuously occupied site in scotland. How i thought that was really interesting. That is so something. I didn't know when i visited the castle. And i don't know if you knew this rebecca but the key but castlerock where it stands as i said is an old extinct volcano. No idea no idea but it makes sense now that i know that oh absolutely you can tell it looks 'cause it's a hill but it's not. It's not a hill. No it's it's like a mountain it's serious but it looks like a looks like a volcano like now that you say that that makes sense to me in the summit of castle rock is four hundred thirty feet above sea level. It's beautiful it is definitely beautiful. You could see it for most to scotland to. I believe i mean most of an integral. Yeah i mean that was the best part is i mean. Imagine walking around of big city like through modern big city but in the middle of the city. Is this really tall beautiful green hill with a castle hop. That's it's crazy so Art theory in legend suggests that the site once held shrine to morgan la. Fay one of the nine sisters. And i believe merlin's daughter right. Sure that our therion scholars you're not no. I thought because of your english. I mean i mean have i read some you know. medieval tales. Yes i have in middle english But i am still not a specialist so the castle has stood for more than a thousand years in that crazy. That is crazy. edinburgh castle and historic buildings. Date back to the eleventh century. Saint margaret's chapel a scenic backdrop for royal weddings across the centuries is officially scotland's oldest building erected by king david the i of scotland in roughly eleven thirty. So that i mean in what they believe was there before was like a tower ish kind of thing that had no roof okay. It was a structure that was common back in those days in scotland The first Documentary reference to a castle of and. Bro is john. Afford ines account of death of king malcolm the third which he lived from ten thirty one to ten ninety three Fordham describes his widow. The future saint margaret as residing at the castle of maidens when she is brought news of his death in november ten ninety three fordham's account goes on to relate. How margaret died of grief within days. And how malcolm's brother. Donald bain laid siege to the castle very bane when they bain laid siege. He did yes. I however fordham's chronicle was not written until the lea leader fourteenth century and the near contemporary account of the life of saint margaret. by bishop. Tergat makes no mention of a castle. So during the reigns of malcolm the third and his son and umbro castle became one of the most significant royal centers in scotland. Malcolm son king. King edgar died here in eleven. O seven some malcolm's youngest son king david. The first developed an in borough as a seat of royal power principally through the administrative reforms termed by some modern scholars the davidian revolution. Yeah when you have a revolution named after you. That's something you've you've done something. Yeah you've arrived you've arrived but you're you're seeing your fifteen minutes of fame There it is okay between eleven. Thirty nine and eleven fifty. David held an assembly of nobles churchmen a precursor to the parliament of scotland. The castle that's pretty fancy absolutely. Any buildings are defense would probably have been of timber at those times. Although to stone buildings are documented as having existed in the twelfth century of these aren't saint margaret's chapel remains at the summit of the rock in the second a church dedicated to saint mary which stood on the site of the scottish national war. Memorial that is currently there england. Scotland were at constant war. Edinburgh castle often played a part in this war of independence. I the first time in the english took control of edinburgh. Castle was in the battle of alnwick in eleven. Seventy four Which the treaty that followed this bloody war gave the english control of a lot of the scottish castles including an broke castle and another one of my favorites stirling castle. I have not been there. I've been there. It's really beautiful in eleven. Eighty six the english gave control of the castle back to king william the lion as the dowry for his marrying an english bride in march of twelve ninety six edward the i of england launched an invasion of scotland unleashing the first war of scottish independence and umbro castle soon came under the control surrendering after a three day long bombardment. This is during the time of william wallace and you might have. That name. might sound familiar to you. It was what the movie braveheart was based upon and this was the time period. Wow so we're just making it to braveheart y'all yeah yeah yeah it doesn't start with braveheart So after the death of edward the i in thirteen thirteen o seven however england's control over scotland weakened and on march fourteenth. thirteen fourteen. A surprise night. Attack by thomas randolph. The first earl of moray recaptured. The castle this is during the time of robert. The bruce which is another famous thing is character in the braveheart movies l. k. No name sounds familiar. Robert the bruce was betrayed is a he. He was a betrayer in that room and he. It's not exactly true. He he wasn't that bad of a man. He was pretty good so then. There was a second war of scottish independence and in thirteen. Thirty five england controlled annaborough castle once again. They held it for six years this time. The scottish assault was led by william douglas. Not william wallace Lord of live this schnell. Douglas party distinguished themselves as merchants from leaf bringing supplies to the garrison driving a cart into the entrance. They halted in it there to prevent the gates from closing and a large force hidden nearby rushed to join them in. The castle was retaken in the hundred. Englishmen of.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Ghostly
"I need to write this down. So i don't forget. Yesterday was the most interesting day of our vacation in scotland. I should also say the most terrifying. My wife. And i have been travelling around scotland for the past week and yesterday we finally had our first day edinburgh. What a beautiful place. Great day touring with a highlight. Both of us have been waiting for was the ghost who last night all day people best asking us what we were going to do that night and we told them about the tour. The just give us this knowing. Look and tell us to be careful. I laughed it off as the whole city being in the whole touristy haunted vibe and it was great exactly what we wanted. The first part of the tour was underneath the city in the catacombs unbelievable creepy an amazing history but nothing out of the ordinary happens. The second part of the tour was an edinburgh castle. We had seen it all day up on it. Great hill imposing first. They took us into some of the rooms where the soldiers would prepare for battle. I felt a few cold breezes. But i figured they were just drafts. I mean even after the guide told us people often feel cold spots in the castle. I mean it's a castle. Not an insulated house. We were outside then turing the areas. Where much so much fighting had happened. My wife tugged my right sleeve and asked what's that i looked at her and she pointed to our right down the battlement i i couldn't see what she was talking about but then i noticed it. Shadowy figure was moving along by the wall. I couldn't really make out any features on it is. It was so dark but it clearly looks like a person sneaking around. I started to walk closer to see what it was. My wife pulled me back. Don't get close to it. She whispered. I looked at her and said it. That's a person and i want to know what they're doing. Then we looked back and they were gone. No sign of anyone now. This could have been a person. But i don't understand why someone would do this. I mean it would be one thing if it was part of the tour and the guy had pointing it out to us all to see or something and it was night who besides us was still here still though i dismissed it as just someone being weird which was freaky but not anything like what happened next. For the last part of our tour we went the dungeons unsurprisingly. Our guide said that these were the most haunted spots of the whole castle. We walked around what we learned about the horrible conditions and torture. That happened here. All of the sudden. I felt a tug my rights. Leave again. I turned my head to see what my wife was seeing but she wasn't there no one was. I looked around and she was to my left a little ahead. The only people behind me were an older couple and they were a few feet behind both looking at something. In one of the old cells. I shook my head and thought i'm imagining things. But then we stopped while the tour guide continued to explain what happened to the people kept here and after a minute. It happened again this time. A huge tug on my right sleeve. I spend my head to look and again no one. I tried to make eye contact with the couple but they were still too far back and that looking at me and still. My wife was ahead of me to my left. What was happening. I thought shaking my head. I turned to focus again on the tour guide and almost immediately it happened again. An even bigger tug before i could even think i just said what's out loud and turned around to see who was doing this. The tour guide stopped and everyone looked at me. I was so embarrassed. But i told them someone keeps pulling at my sleeve. I don't care but please stop if it's you. That's when the tour guide told us about the spirits down in the dungeon who liked to be mischievous. She said that this was not the first time someone had experienced hugging or tapping down here. We kept moving at that point and everyone just kept sneaking glances at me. I've always wondered what it would be like to be famous but this was not the fame i had imagined i was happy to get out of there. Just hope nothing follows me home while. That's pretty spooky. Thanks but again. That's written by you right by me. I just wanna make sure definitely based on a few things that sure. But it's not a sunday else's story. Okay okay all right. Let's take a break and then we're going to get to the history and get into this episode. All right pat put creepy stories. Funny goes memes and inside ghostly information having common my life while yes but no it's also ghostly society on. Oh yeah. I mean to of course but aren't all listeners. Ingo society not yet. What i mean. That means that they're missing out on all my jokes. Yeah they are and missing out on chatting and sharing with other listeners and us of course. We love talking to our listeners. If you haven't yet you should consider joining our private group on facebook called grossly society. Let's hope now they will unless.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Ghostly
"In general. is bob there. I think her friend was was the female. I think it's possible. She jumped man. She jumped out of for sleeping bag and ran straight towards it. I don't think she was thinking and all she wanted to do is get to the fifth floor where the other councillors were the only way to get to that floors through the middle grand staircase. I of course ran after her and as we ran the motion sensor lights went on the whole floor lit up no one was around the next morning we went around privately to ask if any of the girls brought up any type of brought any type of doll or stuffed animals. That may noise. none of them. Did we even asked the boy counselors if any of them played any pranks on us last night and none of them did my friend. And i couldn't find an explanation for it and after that day we never really spoke about it again. Love the show. Hashtag team believer sincerely. Reyna wow well thank you so much. Rain rebecca. I don't know if i ever told you this. But something draws me to seattle washington like. I wanna live there interesting. Yeah i never made made that plunge to do it but something's always been like you know like when thinking of winning the lottery or something like that. It's always like well. I'm gonna get a place right outside. Seattle washington interesting and for me. It's the east coast. I wanna go to. I don't even know somewhere. Unlike the west. Virginia or something oh up. North like the northeast corner of the state main. Maybe not that far north but could be one of those little towns there in the ocean. I man i've never really been there too much so yeah i always feel like if i go there. I won't come back. He's something's going to happen to you. They're gonna kill you. There know that i'm gonna stay okay just like you said was seattle. Why didn't say i wouldn't come back. They never heard for me again. Well i guess it's a good thing that we've met in the middle right So yeah thank you so much rain. We really appreciate it. And how do people get ghost stories to you. Rebecca oh my gosh please please. Please keep sending your stories A matter how small or if there it could be skeptical. We love them all Just send us email at info closely. Podcast dot com or you can use the contact for and ghostly podcast dot com or you can actually mail us something A po box number two six four geneva illinois six zero one three four and You can find all of that. If you just remember to go to ghostly podcast dot com school down at the bottom. Yeah it's great in the footer. Right there yeah all right so. I guess we need to do this. We do have some polls now in this one were just going to be talking about conway castle but i do have an update for the enfield. Poltergeist at the end of the podcast. Okay keeping the polls open the entire month okay. All these were just all month long. We're not giving people enough time to vote. You know when we're only saying like you know the episode comes out now and we're recording in four days so you have to get that in there. Well plus it's gonna you know make people make it a little behind listening all that so. Yeah so Throughout the month of october you go and vote on any of our our episodes. Yes all right so now we're talking about any of the episodes since enfield are are october episodes wall and enfield was september. Okay we'll end of september basically tober aright. We're gonna talk about conway So so far again polls are not close. No they're definitely so so. Far yeses are at sixty three point six percents and knows or thirty six point four. However you wanna finish this. I would like to point out the overall ratings So we we allow people to do the same thing that we do here on ghostly where they can vote on how haunted they believe it is. Unfortunately we cannot do zero 'cause a software limitations. But they can do a one one being not haunted at all ten being the most haunted place ever and were at four point. Nine one so interesting. I really thought it was gonna be considered more haunted. Did this know yeah. so right. So keep voting and we'll we'll see where we end up absolutely so for this entire month. We're doing weekly full episodes of haunted castles. I mean we've done this before and october Once because the other time. I got sick and we couldn't continue but We we did this before but we always do like a beam where we don't debate until the last episode and you know what i just didn't want all that i'm like we're just gonna do it all every single time doing it full episodes So we wanted to search for the most alleged haunted castles in the world. There are plenty of plenty of other ones. I would love to have done like the tower of london But you know. I'm sure that is considered haunted by some. We'll get there. Yeah but At this time That is not one of them that we're doing and we're excited to see which one you think is the most haunted staff so that overall rating part is really gonna play a factor so beyond just being labeled as haunted. We also looked for castles that have very rich. History edinburgh was that for sure. I mean there's a long history so long. I don't think we've ever done one. That has such a rich history ever It involves a lot of wars or conflicts in involves prisoners of war involves. Which is it involves a whole bunch of things It's also our first scottish episode. Ever i believe yeah. I don't think we've ever talked about scotland and get is and both of us have been to scotland s and specifically to edinburgh. Yeah and spend more specifically to edinburgh castle and burqas. Yeah so we'd love to come back into a full on haunted scotland episode Somebody had recommended that in our ghostly society. We'll definitely revisit scotland for more at in the future. Yeah let us know if this is something that you'd be interested in hearing so rebecca. Let us here that go story all right. Let's get into.
SpaceX Set to Launch First All-Civilian Crew Into Orbit
"Is set to launch four civilians into orbit as soon as today marking a key milestone for the company. It's inspiration for flay will orbit about three hundred sixty miles from earth for at least three days before splashing back down to earth off the coast of florida. It will be the first time a crew entirely made up of civilian astronauts will be sent into orbit wsj reporter. Mike edinburgh edinburgh has more in a sense. It's kind of like a a culmination of many years of work. By nasa the agency years ago started thinking about tapping you know private sector space companies to provide it with services. Space x is one of those companies and nasa always wanted a situation where they'd have you know they'd be one customer amongst many potential customers in so that's kind of the agency wanted to sort of help. Spur a sort of private space industry that it could use in that could be used for other purposes emissions as well
Marathoner Deirdre Keane on How She Has Added More Meaning to Her Running
"You say i'm gonna do one marathon in memory of my dad. Check it off. The bucket list spoiler. You're now a thirty plus time marathoner. So is it because that first one wasn't as hard as you thought it would be as that why you wanted to sign up from her. What motivated you to go and go back to like race. Registration dot com. And find another one and i think a lot of people can relate to this depending how a race goes right. Sometimes we hit the wall and finished a race like never again but other times when we had a relatively good race endorphins. Kick in right. When do i sign up for another one. Oh my gosh. that was awesome. We forget mile full team to twenty two when Struggling and hated our lives. So i knew i had marathons future for. They also thought. I sleep. Good way to travel so i graduated from northeastern that may and i moved to ireland and i started running marathons in different spots in ireland. I did dial blend belfast cork. I moved back. i said okay like. Let's continue to utilize this traveling. Iran traveling iran multiple marathons across the you ask at edinburgh london paris berlin. It's a great way to see the world and it's a great way just to get releases then i don't feel more motivated when you know. There's a trip coming in with the marathon. Oh heck yeah. Run -cation if you will use that yeah yeah. I didn't make that up. I don't get credit for that your credit because you introduced the term to me. I'll take it of ega. You also shave. That's that's a great time for your first race but you've also shaved quite a bit europe. Pr ers now three. Fourteen is that right yeah premium endemic. I was doing quite well. A part of a running club in the bronze calling portland track club. And i love them. Because when you're running with a group of people especially competitive runners you had to push yourself more than you would when you're just running by yourself Unfortunately i scheduled to some permit me to join track workouts but it lets we see potential when i do joining so slowly. Shaving off in ed's and My dream is to do some three however my big thing burning is that should always add value to your lights and always take away right so at what point are trying so hard that it becomes more difficult and you feel like stressing you hour so if it happens great but it's not going to be the end all be all for me.
British Travel Industry Urges Swifter Reopening of Sector
"Allow more quarantine free travel and provide cash strapped businesses with much needed financial support Hundreds of industry workers, including travel agents, pilots and cabin crew from airlines, such as British Airways and easyJet. Gathered outside the parliament in London. There were other protests, and Edinburgh and Belfast Simon Marx reports. Today. The growing anger of the travel industry over the British government's failure so far to loosen restrictions on international travel for fully vaccinated people from the UK and for fully vaccinated people wanting to visit the UK from overseas. Britain's airlines and holiday companies are holding a day of action on Wednesday. Calling on the government to take rapid action before it's too late to salvage the 2021 summer holiday season. The sands of Time are rapidly slipping through the hourglass, says Julie Low beside the chief executive of the Advantage Travel partnership. We have upset every part of the industry together, really try to in a united fashion make it very clear to government. The devastation has been caused offer an industry that's been shut down effective for 15 months, not also for businesses but also for people will have crew there. We've got different representatives of pilots will be coming along. We really need the government to listen to our society. 15 months an entire industries be shut down people losing their homes. People can't feed their family. We're at a real crisis point. And we need the government's who urgently look and understand at the devastation that's being caused. The British government says it is considering the possibility of giving fully vaccinated people more flexibility to travel. But only yesterday, the country's health secretary said it's too early to know how soon those changes might be implemented. Simon marks Washington. You're listening to the evening news on
Maggie OFarrell on Hamnet
"This is john williams in hammett. Her eighth novel maggie o'farrell imagines the life of william shakespeare. His wife anne hathaway or agnes and the life and death of one of the couple's children hamlet who died at eleven fifteen ninety six in o'farrell's novel. He died of the plague. And the book imagines the impact that this event might have had on arguably shakespeare's greatest play hamlet. Hamlet won the national book critics circle award for fiction and it was named by the new york times book review as one of its ten best books of twenty twenty with the editors calling it a bold feat of imagination and empathy and magill. Farrell is here to talk about it from edinburgh. Hi how you doing. i'm good. What do we know historically. That's in this novel. How bearer the bones that you were working with when you sat down well i they expire himself is quite a shadowy figure. There's an awful lot about him. We don't know despite the very best efforts of the world's most brilliant scholars and shakespearean academics. So it is mysterious. You know we only have six examples of his signature which is spelt differently so there are lots of lawmakers and gaps in his story. If we think we know very little about him we know even less about his wife. The woman weeping told to call anne hathaway and his children. We only hamlet himself. The boy is lucky if he gets possibly to mentions in these big biographies of shakespeare them night and he was born and they mentioned that he died in fifteen ninety six. But i see i mean to be honest. That is all we do know about little. Unfortunately
Albert Watson: From Math to Photography
"This is. Albert albert photography's gaining mathematics locked. Because it seemed like you were destined to do something with your incredible mathematics muscle such that. You'd flexed work. In the am industry in your first job. Prod to uni which was calculating the path of missiles had they ever been fought wold russia. Not not the start of a story. Many people might expect so. It's my saw something creative but you certainly wanted to learn. Didn't you was determined to go back to university. Backed university go to university. Because i left. School went to london for one year. Then a factor for a year. But i was determined to go back to university i was determined and i took mathematic classes at night school and i also had two days a week going to art classes so at the end of the year. I missed the application to edinburgh art college so i applied to dundee and i got into into dundee which is the dunkin of jordan instead in college about up. And don't be which is part of sedans university and this is where you start to study. Graphic design was that i had two years general art. Yeah on what they do. Is you do pottery. You do drawing painting a lot of drawing and painting because they felt that was the basis of a lot of art and You had a history of our silversmith thing. Graphic design textile design and you could specialize. There were different schools within the college. I love design. I still do. I went into graphic design school. And i took the craft subject which was the first year they did. It was photography. But this time it was nineteen sixty four to sixty six that i studied in specialized graphic design and The craft subsequent
The Royal Family Celebrates Prince Philips Life
"Welcome back to the airport on a day. That has been one for the royal history books. The duke of edinburgh has laid to rest after what was very intimate funeral. It's george's chapel windsor. Castle a with maggie with both at the end of what has been i would say a somewhat emotional day. Wouldn't you yeah. You know i was surprised. How much hit me. Sometimes because you know we've been covering this now for eight days right since. The death was first announced last friday all week. Long we've been hearing amazing tributes talking to people across the country following the story but for some reason today all came together and the most emotional moment was just seeing the family and it really struck me in the middle of it probably. I think when we saw the queen. Especially i mean it's hard not to get choked up a bit and just feel that heartbreak when you see the queen without fill up by her side knows what she's going through. So i totally agree. Definitely be more today than i was anticipating. The funeral of course was a day. That was prince. Phillip was heavily involved in the plans for a meticulous planner. And i think we kind of saw the fruits of fat today. Despite the fact that we had what was a very cova safe funeral following government guidelines. Any thirty mourners inside george's chapel. It felt like it had this. Show the pump the circumstance over royal events of family moments. There were more than seven hundred thirty members of the armed forces taking part in. It's somewhere across the grounds of the windsor estate. And i think that that lent to a very sort of grand sendoff for the of edinburgh despite inside the chapel it being so bad down and very minimalist in a way you know this was a that. Did not have a eulogy simply. We heard a lot from the archbishop of canterbury the windsor paid his own tribute to prince. Philip is. Kindness is humor and humanity throughout the ceremony. But as you say. I think that image of the queen seated alone in hama sc socially distance from other family members was was one that remains i think in the minds of many as we come to what has been a day of mourning for the entire country.
UK Royal Funeral: Prince Philip Laid to Rest in Windsor
"On a day. That has been one for the royal history books. The duke of edinburgh has laid to rest after what was very intimate funeral. It's george's chapel windsor. Castle a with maggie with both at the end of what has been i would say a somewhat emotional day. Wouldn't you yeah. You know i was surprised. How much hit me. Sometimes because you know we've been covering this now for eight days right since. The death was first announced last friday all week. Long we've been hearing amazing tributes talking to people across the country following the story but for some reason today all came together and the most emotional moment was just seeing the family and it really struck me in the middle of it probably. I think when we saw the queen. Especially i mean it's hard not to get choked up a bit and just feel that heartbreak when you see the queen without fill up by her side knows what she's going through. So i totally agree. Definitely be more today than i was anticipating. The funeral of course was a day. That was prince. Phillip was heavily involved in the plans for a meticulous planner. And i think we kind of saw the fruits of fat today. Despite the fact that we had what was a very cova safe funeral following government guidelines. Any thirty mourners inside george's chapel. It felt like it had this. Show the pump the circumstance over royal events of family moments. There were more than seven hundred thirty members of the armed forces taking part in. It's somewhere across the grounds of the windsor estate. And i think that that lent to a very sort of grand sendoff for the of edinburgh
Prince Philip is laid to rest as somber queen sits alone
"Great Britain's prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh has been laid to rest at the funeral which honored his service to the crown of the country and the queen his wife Elizabeth the second's inside the gothic wins the chapel the service was simple and samba there was no salmon at Phillips request another family you do cheese readings in keeping with royal tradition however the dean of Windsor David Conner highlighted the teats dedication to the country and to his wife have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to all clean by his service to the nation and the Commonwealth his courage fortitude and face the wooded British monarch setting an example amid the corona virus pandemic settling at the ceremony the entire possession of funeral took place out of public view within the grounds of Windsor Castle but listen live on television Karen Thomas London
Royal Family Say Farewell to Prince Philip at Windsor Castle Funeral
"Philip's funeral taking place today at ST George's Chapel this morning on the grounds of Windsor Castle, The Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9th at the age of 99. He planned the service himself. NBC's Julia McFarland is at Windsor, a moving samba slow procession of the royal family behind Phillips Coffin led by Prince Charles and Princess and the eldest Children, followed by Prince Edward and Prince Andrew. In the third row, Princes William And Harry poignantly reflecting that moment 24 years ago where Prince Philip joined those young boys at the time as they walked behind the coffin of them, Mother, Princess Diana. Today they walked behind his Of course, the royal family split up after the end of the service Queen Elizabeth off on her own in her Bentley back to her home and the Children then all walking back to Windsor Castle
Prince Philip Laid to Rest in Intimate Funeral Ceremony
"Philip Duke of Edinburgh, was laid to rest today at Windsor Castle following a ceremony that he had helped orchestrate with readings and music. Relatively brief funeral service focused on Phillips devotion to Queen Elizabeth and to his service in the Royal Navy. Because of the pandemic. Only 30. Mourners were in the chapel, including the queen dressed in black sitting alone. This is NPR.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast
"edinburgh" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast
"Little kids. They don't they they're not they don't really know what's going on. Yeah yeah although although you know the the The again the cresa from william he was talking about how he was grateful that that like his older kids got to know their great grandfather in december. What a treat that was and is grateful that that happened. And now if you will. We'll link to asean linked to williams statement. It was really good. Yeah i i was like. Oh gosh you are such. I can't wait till you're keen on. You're gonna be a good one is going to be great when it comes to that time. Yeah i mean that. May that may sound insensitive given what's going on but every time i every time williams says something or does something. I'm just like you're awesome. Dude kate i love her so there is going to be a national minute. Minute of silence at three o'clock at the top of the hour for the the ceremony actually service actually begins The gene of windsor and the archbishop of canterbury are going to perform the service and They're expecting the due to be buried at the royal vault at st george's chapel where Her majesty is eventually is expected to be buried there too. Once she what she passes So is e. that's a long way off. Yeah well yeah no. I know people speculated win this moment would come. what would she do. And as far as everyone is concerned and this has come from the people that know her. Best people like william and our children and our you know the people and the like that. She plans on ruling up until she passes Regardless that doesn't surprise me. Yeah yeah yes. She has pulled back on some work and has passed along some of those patronage edges to charles and camilla and the like and But she is still planning on on working Obviously health and pandemic permitting. I'd so Whether we'll see how soon will actually see her return to public again. Hub pandemic aside after the eight days of mourning has passed. I'm sure they're going to leave that up to her. I don't think she's been okay. Eight days or over back to work you know she needs more time. I don't think anybody's gonna progress her if she wants more time before before. Getting back to work It's it's unfortunate that the family this is their first chance to get together likely in a while because of the pandemic under these circumstances And unfortunately because of the pandemic not. It's not going to be everybody Harry has arrived in the uk He is currently self quarantining So that he can get through the quarantine period in time for saturday. Unfortunately megan is extremely pregnant with baby number. Two and She was a advised. It's not medically advisable for her to do the twelve hour flights you can even without the pandemic is pregnant. And she is. She wanted me to be getting on a plane. And and all and the like and all that so she is staying behind with archie presumably So but Hopefully that They can take this solemn of and find some find some light in in. What is a extremely sad time. Not just for the family but the entire country but definitely the family. I mean. it's always hard when you lose a family member but when you have someone who was such a pillar to it entire country a number of countries you know it caught a commonwealth of millions and millions of millions of citizens You know it's it's it's a loss. It is at the same time. I mean ninety nine years old. I mean so many of us are like if i lived to be a hundred and you know do you in a fraction of what of what he did. It's like you know it is sad in. Its i mean. I was sad when my grandparents passed away. They were in their eighties. And at the same time you're kind of like you know. I'm i'm glad that they're i had them for as long as i did. And i'm glad that i got to know them. And all these things so it's bitter sweet as well and you know. I mean especially if they have health problems which kind of seemed like Prince philip had his sheriff that as well. So you know it's it's sad but it's also a celebration of his life and looking back on the things that he did in the legacy that he lives or the left behind and you know the the the example he left for his family and also for the entire world so yeah it is. I am not going to diminish that at all. I also feel like it's a time to celebrate to an extent you can more more in life. Life lost celebrate. The life lived yes of life very well and fully lived very much so and if They've they've been discouraging people from leaving things like flowers and balloons and stuff outside the the various residencies they Although people have still been during doing so but if you if you are implying to make some sort of token in honor and respect her you know in memory of whatever You whether one of his patronage is is something that may be personally affected. You in in your in your life or something or just as a show of respect Your look at those list of patronage is and see if you can give a financial contribution and Help continue the the dukes work. Yes and there's also a an online condolence book you can leave Your your wishes to the family It's it's on. The royal family website. Shouldn't.
"edinburgh" Discussed on Humans of Hospitality
"Hamish maltin co founder of the secret herb garden and the secret garden distillery. Thank you so much for joining me on the podcast today. I spent a time researching you yesterday. Hamish i fell in love with with you and your business. I even downloaded a copy of the secret garden book to listen to on audible when i'm driving up to scotland in some of this year so really looking for having a chat but before we get going where in the world you hamish. Well thank you I'm sitting currently in a study. An highest rebuild on sites which is secret have gone and to just outside edinburgh foot of the pentland hills Seven half acre have nasseri gotten. Wow it looks absolutely incredible another. I can say this. All of these podcasts lakes are used to go and do them all face to face and then covert came along. So i've had to learn to record remotely. But yet god i wanted to come and sit in that god. When i was looking at the pictures of online yesterday looks absolutely beautiful. So you are literally. i think. Probably obsesses world by by herbs and plants to the extent that i understand. You've grow six hundred of them yourself. So i thought maybe start with as you could just go through six hundred and let me know the attributes of now we went we do that. But that's that's quite impressive but it's hard to know where to start in many ways because you you've got a sharper distillery herb nursery revenge garden. You run events weddings so much more. But i i guess the backdrop to all of that is your love of plants. So if it's okay. We'll start there. And i'm just wondering when you decided you wanted a life changing you wanted. Your future to revolve around plants will win. Was that what was the trigger. That led you to sort of start. Studying tackles while i used to have back from another life. I used to have a a wine. Business in scotland colin variety which I started with my father. He cited possibly nineteen ago. But i'd already been the as. I love the wine trade because it was involved with the grapes in the growing. But i'd always had my loss of line. The small tiny piece land when i was twenty to stop growing always be addicted with hill running while swimming being was a while camping all that sort of debugging and all that sort of stuff But i i spent From ninety one to two years so computers at twelve years ago on a built in priority up and obviously supplying tiles and restaurants scotland and also down than With mine that i really sort of lost the soul of it Building business building a business and my real passion was in growing the plants. That is spending so much of my free time day and being outside and i thought you know what i don't change my lifetime Another will and actually went through a big change in my life at that point anyway and it was right on. I'm doing it and it was very big. Cutoff began Ended up selling in radicals. Now in morton's up here. And i retrained botanic gardens rob gardens edinburgh for two years and came home and i traveled quite a bit and worked with a Medicine management you call medicine man in north north america which doctor and south african to really understand thoughts. And it's not until you sit feed someday truly connected to From this and i had no idea where the path was going to take in any respect. All i knew was that i want to spend the rest of my life with hats. Specifically specifically hubs Any was a leap of faith To it but i'm not sure that you've announced your question but that but it i'd love it though. I love the fact that yeah that you do. Do you just sort of made that decision. It seems like a cooling and the more we hear about how much you can do with plants. I'm going to ask a medicine man in north america. That sounds fascinating. Wh what was involved. There is his his remarkable jensen nat Booth by trying to his. He's written some books action about the moments in my study. Here i is all about medicine will welcoming nature Basically it is hard school of of learning It's not sort of any books in words. It's more physical actions that side and understanding the communication that you can have with the outside world And it was. It's an ancient ancient System we've lost the connection in our modern world that actually is still very vibrant in in the community in the in the wildest Connection with nature and really was just to learn more about that so he very much taught me a lot more about the connection of nature and hides commune with nature and the rich dodson. South africa was phenomenal. Man he was all about how to what the policy was. Just specifically hub in a medicine with lawns And that's what i'd studied. And i grow hers but i don't grow herbs. I grow because of a lot of people think especially in the hospital. They hobbs a nice culinary aromatic plants and yet actually good for nature definition of a hub for me is its medicinal full. Stop so when you look at plants says medicinal you look at our own indigenous plants. That means chick we ground other than the line oak. Alda it means opens the door to every indigent in a wild plants even more so my hope my whole path has been to aim for more information and what with the medicinal on medicinal level. Sounds incredible i. I would love that adventure. I've just at this. I think i did an interview with somebody on on mushrooms and had no idea about the sort of the the my caelian underground the ground and how connected everything is and then that took me down the rabbit hole of trees and i just read a book called over story of you heard of that one. I haven't what what what. What was this a fiction book. It's fundamentally about. I suppose how. How the growth of trees put the sort of the the context of our time on earth and generations in context. But i just find a amazing how connected nature is so. Yeah i think i would. I would love to go on on that sort of adventure journey was. Was there any key things you learn from either of those two guys that really stands so sticks in your memory that may be reaffirmed that decision for you to have that sort of life change anything that really jumped out and you went. Wow that's incredible. I'm so glad. I'm on this adventure. Two things to one. You have two quite deep yourself And secondly is making sure that you on following any rules any rules any any known. Science rules excetera is all about the key. Word is imagination able to unlock the opportunity. I find it quite. I find science by straight yet. We live in a world now where we can't move because signs sector. Don't get me wrong. I believe in living in a balanced life taking sides and taking pods and somewhere in between is is is a balanced This science that we talk about entire nine science knows. Trees communicate together Is this this brand new science. No it's not in our. This has been known by indigenous peoples for millenniums. You know we're just very backward when it comes to We think brilliant on science but actually when it comes to that in the communication that happens. It's not just underneath the solar trees the helping to feed one another one's ill communication with the russians in. This always happens on plants as well you know. There is a communication plots. I'm not wearing assigned was not meant to be told there is an indication of vibration happens on a rock on a on a in the waters in the trees in the flies. It's all around us. It's a thin bail just to be able to then have a look underneath and then have that communication with it so i find that bit about science. I'm reading a beautiful book at the moment job and chat about how science is not catching up with all the sort of in a in a watkins of trees and how they work in the family unit etcetera etcetera. But that's been known for a very very very very long time
"edinburgh" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Celebrations for millions. By the end of the year. The number who had lost their lives reached 76,000 birthday to you that included medulla sour he turned 50 years old last year. She and her husband were both in the hospital with Cove it at the same time. That was the last time I saw her. She was so beautiful. You're so free. She was so beautiful. The way she was looking when she came to my life, So that's the most precious memory. I have. That was the voice off the widow of medulla sour, who died earlier this year. And in that report from Jim Reed. Why does the U K among the richer countries of the world? Have one of the very worst death rates. There's no simple answer, of course. Linda Bald professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh and an adviser on covert to the Scottish parliament. Talked me through the various factors that have exacerbated a national disaster, starting with the idea that the UK has a comparatively unhealthy population. We obviously have an older population, but we also have some of the highest rates of non communicable diseases in the world. At those include cancers, heart disease, circulatory disease, diabetes, etcetera. And some of the main risk factors for disease very different over 19 like overweight and obesity are major issues in the UK in a 28% of our adults are obese were the heaviest nation in western Europe, so Those certainly are factors which have meant that people who pick up the virus and become unwell are more likely to be hospitalized and, sadly more likely to die. We also have a health system that although fated around the world Is chronically underfunded. Is that right? That's true, and that has been the case for arguably for decades, but certainly at the past decade of austerity have had major impacts on the NHS. It is actually being worse for public health. So public health services are clearly key to responding in a pandemic on we've seen cuts successively just figures I have in front of me here for England because public health has devolved around a 25% reduction in spending per person between 2014 15 and 2019 20. So we were not in a good position when the pandemic hit. It will be awed to assume a swell, wouldn't it that Government responses to the pandemic worry relevant here when the prime minister says that we've truly done everything we could have done to stop the deaths. Do you believe him? Absolutely not. I think that there was advice that was ignored. I have sympathy for the government of the beginning of the pandemic because we knew so little. I think there's things I could have done better then, but I think there's been successive failures throughout our response to the pandemic. Give us some examples. First. One obviously was the inability to recognize that testing was going to be key and to ramp up our response to testing and, in fact to accept the offer. From many facilities who stepped up to support the government so moving away from the reliance on NHS labs and and having a more diversified approach test as Germany did all that they started from a stronger base. That's the first thing second thing is. We didn't recognize the need to protect our care homes. We could easily have done that looking at what was happening in Italy, and we paused, building up our testing, tracing support and isolate system in March, which was probably one of the worst decisions actually taken during this pandemic. The government blamed the public successively so point Into individual behavior rather than policy failures, and then we very important for me as well and for my colleagues would argue that we didn't address international travel Now, Maybe it's understandable that was not recognized early in the pandemic, but To have come out of the summer where we got infection levels to such a low base on then to say to people. But if you go on holiday on then to have new strains reimported back into the country that was I think that was catastrophic and is partially explains where we are. Now. You don't sound very surprised that we've reached the 100,000 Mark. I think it's a tragedy. It's a system failure. But I'm not surprised because we can see. Unfortunately many months and now what the trends are you you see time and time again what happens when the incidents and prevalence of the disease rises in the community? How that translates to hospitalizations? Now 30% more better survival because of treatment and medication. But still we know how that translates into death. So unfortunate. The numbers are going to continue to rise because we've baked in. Additional cases from higher levels of infection that we had during the early parts of the year will just result in more deaths. The UK is doing well on vaccination. Yes, I mean, that is that is the good thing is the scientific community in the U. K is outstanding and our approach to clinical the treatment site and also vaccination has bean fantastic and let's celebrate that we've got over 6.8 million people vaccinated with their first does and as long as supplies are maintained, so I'm very optimistic about The Rollo to the vaccine's still some questions about how long immunity will last and whether vaccines are challenged by new variants. But I think this is said one element of handling of this crisis, which so far seems to be going really well. Professor Linda Bulled. South Africa's covert problem is display disproportionately big as well. It's made worse by the country's own new, more infectious variant and a chronic lack of buying power. When it comes to vaccines, and the authorities there have joined calls for fair a global vaccine distribution. The BBC's Andrew Harding has been speaking to Professor Salim Abul Corinne. Chief scientific adviser to the South African government, and these Corona viruses are quite widely and the ability to clear two mutations is quite significant. We can expect A lot of different variants to occur, and they probably out cutting wood. Probably just not looking for them enough, and if we start looking for them, we're going to see this recurring, much more commonly. And if it's going to become more commonly, we're gonna have to ensure that our vaccines are able to neutralize them, because if they're not, that means we're back to square one. So the idea that the vaccines they're going out now could mean that this pandemic is effectively over within a matter of months. You say that's not really feasible now. I'm not saying that I'm saying that we like to get to see many new variants and that as those variants start spreading, and as we vaccinate the population, we're going to see more off there inside the able to escape immunity. And in terms just broadly off the vaccine spread around the world of the distribution. Are you concerned, So fundamentally, there's must taken belief. By some countries that they can vaccinate their populations and that they'll be safe. It simply is not true in this world that we live in with this Corona virus. No one is safe. Until everyone is safe because of these new take use, because if you vaccinate in one country and you have continual spread of the virus in another.
"edinburgh" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Euros. Deadwood Hartman and I'm so glad you're joining me after the break. We're celebrating 15 years of speaking of art here on Wham radio, And I am so delighted all these years Tol Have been able to meet with you and be your guide through the art world. Both museum exhibitions and sales on the auction floor to film to dance to music. It has been a delight for me to accompany you. And I hope that you've enjoyed it. Also, those 15 years have gone by so fast. I can't tell you at least 10 of those have been with Derrick Stone, My producer who's back there. A wham making sure that everything is running. All right, As I say, looking at me through the double glass on keeping everything coming along. I thought that I would review some works of art and museums that were very influential to May when I was sort of formulating the idea of going into the or rock and we're starting the national Gallery scholar in Edinburgh, one of my favorite institutions to this day, so many great works of art that you've seen in our history books or in documentaries. You just are are there It is an absolutely fantastic Jim of a museum right in downtown Enbrel, which is such a beautiful city anyway. Um Edinburgh Castle Right nearby. I remember I was staying at a youth hostel up the hill from the museum. And it was the winter time. As I said, I wanted to be there. Kind of like during Dickens is time it would. It would get dark in around 4 p.m., right? But I wanted to be able to experience that and yes, to see the snow waking up in the morning. I was just this old youth hostel. It must have been You must been a private house at one point because there was this beautiful Palladian window And there were bunk beds in this room and my bed was up on top with his big Palladian windows went down almost the Florence and it gave me a great views. I wake up with the sun in my face, and I'm looking down this hill dusted with snow and I can see The museum in the distance, and I'm gonna be going there after breakfast, but everything about it right? Memories of it are just so lyrical. It was wonderful. And that's kind of like where it all started with the honorable Mrs Graham by Gainsborough By John Constables Develop dead him from 18 28. Which gives you this beautiful view of the area in England and Suffolk. Where, um, where? John Constable. Grew up and where he tainted most of his his pictures. You see the Tower River in the background. We entered this landscape on high ground. With a fabulous collection, just a cluster of trees. It's just coming up right in front of us, and then go into the blue sky, and nobody could paint clouds in the 19th century the way John Constable could My gosh, so the illuminating effects of the glistening sunlight on the bark of the trees on little broken branches on the leaves, turning in the breeze. Just like any other artist you have seen in the 19th century. These majestic old trees when they were painted then and then you see the foliage in the foreground and they were entering the scene. And if we go down that hill kind of like the hill that I want from that youth hostel to the museum in Edinburgh going down into the Tower Valley, you've got the river there. You have all its locks that he would paint also, um His father ran a water milk and so many of his drawings and there's a painting also, uh, called the lock, which is a large painting. Also think a little bit larger than The veil of get him at the National Gallery, Scotland, But it shows a man opening up the spillway to locking. You see a barge ready to go down. The water's gonna even out in the barn will be able to go on its way along the canal. But all that activity along the river was something that he absolute John Constable absolutely love the new very, very well. And you see this in the fabulous cop a graphical view. It is a wonderful paint. If you bring it up on online just is the veil. Of dead M d e a. D H A. M. From 18 28 by John Constable A wonderful, wonderful painting another that I like there, and it wasn't my first Rembrandt's self portrait. That ever so I think the one of the Met from 16 60 was my first. But the one they're really surprised me by winning because I had already seen the one at the National Gallery of Art from 16 59, which had been bequeathed by Andrew Mellon was part of Andrew Mellon's 120 Some paintings that originally formed the nucleus of the National Gallery Ward. When it was formed in 1937 open to the public four years later. Um, but the Rembrandt's self portrait of 16 57 in the National Gallery scholar and they're in Edinburgh is a smaller version, so to speak of the painting at the National Gallery in Washington. It's a three quarter view. It's bust length. He's looking at us his right side looking at us the tiredness in his eyes, the bag that you see in his eyes. This man who was on Lee just about 50 51 years old. You see the age and the stress of this financial difficulties of the loss of his wife of the loss of his clientele. He was already considered somewhat out of fashion at the time, although collectors still wanted his later self portrait, but in terms of having fashionable society sit for him. Those days had passed in the 16 forties, particularly the mid decade. So he was on this low, long, slow deflation at this period of his life to the end of his life in 16 69. He paints himself in this uncompromising way. Remember what Cromwell said was a painting of fortune All well, Rembrandt said the same thing. He paints himself, warts and all and we can see it. Now. The shading of the limited palette in this painting is remarkable. Russet colors. The Browns the red in the in his cap in his is artist. Um uh, Heavy cloak. Smoke. Uh, the indeterminate background. Is it a wall? Is it just space that goes on whatever it is, it's obscured its brownish the tone al it eas or dark. Rounds, blacks, okra colors, the faith. Face is like a release map. I'm telling you, it's like it's like a like a map of the globe. We could run your finger over. You can feel the ridges of the mountains. His forehead alone is a tour de force work of art.