Secret Scotland

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The Fire Tiger is gone

I came across an old pic that had happened to catch the Fire Tiger mural at the side of the Clyde Walkway, near the South Portland Street Suspension Bridge. It ended up in a post about cat murals.

Big Fire Cat Clyde

Big Fire Cat Clyde

I’ve only got that one skewed pic, caught more by accident than design, so when I was near the same spot recently, thought it would be a good idea to update the ‘library’.


It’s gone now, replaced by (to my eye at least) a nicely finished, but much inferior offering. It’s just ‘ordinary’ now.

Tiger Mural

Tiger Mural

I’ve been staring at this for a while, trying to work out what is ‘wrong’ with it, and why it doesn’t ‘jump’.

I think I’ve spotted what it’s missing – EYES!

Those empty black spaces where a pair of attention-grabbing eye could have appeared just kill any impact this image could have.

It might be intentional, which is fine, but a pair of bright yellow and threatening eyes would really draw the viewer into this image.


May 24, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , ,

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