Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Famous fireman

Dear all - I'm back!! For several weeks my (working) days have been completely taken over by conference organisation, but I'm pleased to report that all this is over now and I am back to my normal blogging self. Better still, I have a new camera - a Canon EOS 1000D. We're still getting used to each other but I have a feeling we'll be best friends before too long!

Anyway, this handsome fireman is James Braidwood (1800-1861) who founded the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824. He tragically died fighting a fire in London, and is commemorated with this statue in Edinburgh's Parliament Square.

3 comments:

Gail's Man said...

Great silhouette. could almost be a real person standing there.

Good luck with the camera. Expensive piece of kit. I've got a 300D, but prefer to use my FZ18.

Louise said...

wow, died fighting a fire at 61, that's commitment!

B Squared said...

Good luck with the new camera.