Seen on the street 9 May 2020
We usually send you words on a Saturday, but today it’s pictures.
One of my great loves is photography. For reasons I’ve not thought about, I care more about capturing great landscapes than people. I prefer big, dramatic, colourful Hebridean seas and skies to images of our mainland towns or cities, where I run the risk of humans wandering into the shot.
As far as I am concerned, photographs are the equal of words; however much we love the written word – and I do - images bring them all to life. Even in our literature, we conjure up images in our minds as we read. The two are inextricably linked.
Whatever you think of this, I hope the following photographs – curated by our brilliant team – make you think about and reflect upon what is going on in the world. These are strange times for sure.
Have a good weekend.
Waverley Station in Edinburgh at what would have been just after rush hour on Friday shows just one person watching the departure board.
Source: the BBC
Going to the cinema
Visitors sit in a Trabant to watch the film Go Trabi Go, in Dresden, Germany.
Source: The Guardian
Mourning the victims
The funeral of Margaret Chisholm was attended by people from her care home, with the eulogy delivered remotely from north Wales.
Addressing the nation
Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, speaks on national TV after authorities detained American mercenaries planning to capture him.
Love in the time of Covid-19
An international border runs between Konstanz, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, but residents moved freely between the municipalities before the pandemic. Then, in hopes of limiting infections, authorities erected a fence and, two weeks later, a second one, with a gap of several feet in between. The goal was to prevent the physical contact that these young couples managed along a stretch where there’s still only a single barrier.
Source: The Times
People gather in Düsseldorf as church services have been prohibited throughout Germany since March 16.
Source: The Times
Two of our colleagues run into each other on the streets of Edinburgh, during their daily walks. This was the first time two of our employees meet in person in nearly two months.
Written by Malcolm Robertson, Founding Partner