Shhhhhhhhhh

Yesterday we tore ourselves away from lovely Eden-burgh.

We had to try twice: The bus we planned to catch didn’t have an updated timetable, so we missed the first run of the day. But with tickets on will-call for a nearly ninety-year-old film neither of us had seen, well, we were going to get there.

And there was a town called Bo’ness and an event called the 2015 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema aka HippFest. The movie? A tender and moving German film whose English title is Children of No Importance (1926), dir. Gerhard Lamprecht.

A bit of brekky, made at home.
A bit of brekky, made at home.
A view from the bus. The rugby was happening in town today.
A view from the bus. The tourists are the ones in the backpacks.
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Turned out nice again! (That’s a shout out to author Richard Mabey.)
Books about Bo'ness at the Town Bistro, where we had a nice lunch, pre-screening.  The venue is depicted in the top image.
Books about Bo’ness at the Town Bistro, where we had a nice lunch, pre-screening. The venue is depicted in the top title.
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Banner for HippFest 2015.
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Outside the Hippodrome, an A-listed building which dates to 1912. And there’s himsel*, our own down-clad A-lister!
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See shbt.uk.org for details about the Hippodrome including this image and others.
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A stop along the John Muir Way, which runs coast-to-coast and through Dunbar, his birthplace. At this location things are rather industrial, although we were walking along the Firth of Forth.

*himsel=The most important man in a household, workplace, etc., including a movie queue

NB: The Featured Image (black and white image of children) is a still that E captured from the short that screend prior to the feature. The short (also silent) was filmed in Paisley, Scotland; it depicted children queuing for movies and mugging for the camera. Also, both films included live piano accompaniment.

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