There is a scrap yard not too far from our flat. Most of the yard is hidden from view by a stone wall except for the peaks of the mountains of scrap metal. It is certainly not the ‘prettiest’ aspect of our local environment but I was intrigued by the colours and structures. I wanted to know what else was happening down in the yard; what was being hidden from view. I also thought that there must be some interesting photo opportunities behind the wall. Yesterday, camera in hand, I went to find out.
As expected, the views were very curious and unconventional. I like the confusion and lack of pattern in the photos. The more you look, the more recognisable items you begin to spot. I like the colours in both of the mountains.
(These photos are of the William Waugh Scrap Yard. Before writing this blog post I had a quick look on their website – partly to see whether they would be recycling all of this scrap. The long Edinburgh history of this Scrap Metal Company is quite interesting and worth a read if you have 5 minutes.)