Richard Findlay's Gallery of Photographs with a Scottish Twist
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Edinburgh Castle from Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh

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  • Scotch Beef

    Lochearnhead Highland Games 2012

  • Clan Cycle Stunt Team

    Performing at Cowal Gathering 2014

  • Danny Watt

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Shooting the Shooter !

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • La Marinera

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Fisherman Statue

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Verdi's Nabucco

    Teatro Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Verdi's Nabucco - Curtain Call

    Teatro Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Teatro Pérez Galdós - Las Palmas

    History of the Theatre per its website "In spite of the Cairasco Teatro being in existence since 1845, now the location of the present day Gabinete Literario (Literary Cabinet), it was clear to the city of Las Palmas by the middle of the 19th century that the construction of a new theatre was necessary. The main reasons for such a proposal were undeniable faults in the construction of the theatre, an increase in population and interest as well as it being the wish of the ruling class. The city of Las Palmas requested a more ambitious theatral building which was in accordance with the requirements of the society of that period With this aim in mind, a private joint stock company was founded in 1866 which dealt with problems such as economic matters, the site of the future construction of the building and choosing the architect to take charge of the project. The first matter was taken care of by contributions from people and organisations of great economic power, as well as the unselfish collaboration of the remainder of society, by both the wealthy and the humble citizens. The decision to locate the new theatre turned out to be more problematic, given that no location could be found which fulfilled all the necessary requirements. Finally the Boca-Barranco or the Pescadería (Fishmonger's) was suggested, which met the three main conditions: it was centrally situated, the shape and dimensions were suitable, and the location had easy access and visibility. However its juxtaposition to the sea, to the mouth of the ravine and the fishmonger's caused controversy amongst the citizens. The fact is that witty criticism arose being it captured on sketches and in verse by Benito Pérez Galdós (Who was the stupid patriot? / Who was the vandal patriot? / Who thought of the vaults / of this Aquatic Teatro? ..."). After several formalities and with a certain degree of apprehension by the locals, the architect Francisco Jareño y Alarcon (1818 – 1892), born in Albacete and resident in Madrid, was commissioned to take charge of the works of art for the project. This was to be approved on May 22nd, 1868. In 1888 and before the impending visit of the famous Italian tenor Roberto Stagno, passing through Gran Canaria on tour with his company on his way to America, the construction works were speeded up so that a recital could be accommodated and funds be raised. However an unfortunate accident occurred in Puerto de La Luz between a French and an Italian tanker causing fifty-five fatalities, precipitating the Tenor's decision and subsequently the decision of the board of directors to donate all the raised funds to the victims of the tragedy. Thus two years later, in 1890, the solemn inauguration of the Tirso de Molina Theatre takes place with The Traviata, causing the promoters to go bankrupt and culminating in the municipal incumbency of the theatre from 1913. 11 years later on the occasion of the grand success of the première of Electra by Benito Pérez Galdós in 1901, during a solemn tribute a proposal was made to name the new theatre after the writer. On the night of the 28th of June 1918, a large fire destroyed the theatre's wooden structure almost completely. Miguel Martín Fernández de la Torre completed the rebuilding works between 1925 and 1928. Miguel Martín asked his brother Néstor, artist and painter, for help to decorate the interior of the building. The job was to do the paintings of the Saint-Saëns Hall, the ceiling over the stalls, the stage and to design the stained glass windows and the curtain. After the building works were completed, the theatre organised a lavish re-opening ceremony on the 28th of May 1928 with the premiere of Aida, a four-act opera by Verdi. The building was listed as a Monument (BIC, from the Spanish) by the Canary Island Government in 1994. The restoration and development of the Theatre began in 2004, both of the historical building (public area) as well as of the new extension (area for the artists and administration), including the whole scenario from the stage mouth, premises, annexes and other installations.These building works managed to combine the romanticism of the 19th century construction with the advanced theatre technology of the 21st century, thus making it one of the most complete theatres in the country. The Teatro Pérez Galdós Theatre re-opened on the 14th of April 2007 with a concert given by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, directed by its tenured conductor, Pedro Halffter, performing Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony. The performance was broadcast on giant screens for the audience that congregated outside of the theatre. Moreover, to celebrate the re-opening, the Theatre programmed a whole week of performances of all kinds. There were performances by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg and Wagner's opera The Ring of the Nibelungs. The premier of The Ring of the Nibelungs (Ring Cycle)was the perfect vehicle to showcase the new technical and scenic capacities of the Pérez Galdós Theatre, as the first theatre in Spain to put on the entire work in just one week."

  • Teatro Pérez Galdós

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Surfers in discussion

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Surfers

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Stretching on the promenade

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Statue: Alfredo Kraus - Tenor

  • Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

    The Auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bears the name of Alfredo Kraus, the international Canary Island tenor. The building that houses the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium is the work of architect Oscar Tusquets and is one of the most outstanding buildings of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Situated at the end of Las Canteras Beach, this isolated and independent ‘fortress’ was designed as a lighthouse to identify and protect the city. Ever since it was opened, the image of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium as a sentry watching over Las Canteras Beach has become one of the most emblematic views of the city. It was built between 1993 and 1997, and served as real catalyst that breathed new life into this part of the city and reactivated a culture industry that was crying out for a multi-purpose venue to host events of all kinds. One of the main features of the Auditorium Symphonic Hall which has an enormous picture window that opens up a wonderful view over the see from the stalls, is a spectacular organ that, with its 2,750 pipes, is one of the largest in the Canary Islands and the only secular one on the island of Gran Canaria.

  • Las Palmas Beach Panorama

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • A run along the promenade

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Sea View

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Dancing Fany's

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • The Red Bicycle

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Street Art

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Street Art

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Fisherman Sculpture

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Bust of Sindo Saavedra

    Sindo Saavedra was a Canarian composer born in Las Palmas in 1949 and died on November 9, 2005 at 57 years in the same city. Some of his best known compositions are popularly anthem Carnival of Las Palmas.

  • Men of Las Palmas

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria To left - Bust of the composer Sindo Saavedra

  • Buxom Lady

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Playa Las Canteras

    Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Beach Boys

    Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

  • Rainbow Flag

    Costa Meloneras, Gran Canaria

  • Sleep Walking

    Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

  • Desert Rides

    Maspalomas Camel Park

  • Luighi LH

    Lochearnhead Highland Games 2013

  • Lee Goodfellow - Obstacle Race Winner

    Luss Highland Gathering 2014

  • Competitive Runner - Lee Goodfellow

    Ceres Highland Games 29 June 2013

  • Danny Watt

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Wrestling Bout

    Scottish Backhold Wrestling at Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Loose Cannon

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Shooting the Shooter !

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Atholl Highlanders Kilt Race

    The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish infantry regiment. Based in Blair Atholl, the regiment is not part of the British Army. Instead, the regiment is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, making it the United Kingdom's, and indeed Europe's, only legal private army.

  • Atholl Highlanders Kilt Race

    The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish infantry regiment. Based in Blair Atholl, the regiment is not part of the British Army. Instead, the regiment is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, making it the United Kingdom's, and indeed Europe's, only legal private army.

  • Atholl Highlander

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Scottish Backhold Wrestling

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Three Kilted Heavies

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Hammer Throw

    Blair Atholl Highland Gathering 2014

  • Atholl Highlanders Kilt Race

    The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish infantry regiment. Based in Blair Atholl, the regiment is not part of the British Army. Instead, the regiment is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, making it the United Kingdom's, and indeed Europe's, only legal private army.


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