Looking along the pedestrian walkway from the staircase at the entrance to West Princes Street Gardens at the foot of the Mound.

Princes Street Gardens at the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre were once a lake called Nor’ Loch. The Loch, which had been the trash dump of Edinburgh for centuries was drained in order to improve access from the New Town to the Old Town. Later, the Nor’ Loch was transformed into the beautiful Princes Street Gardens we see today.

I know the hat is drawing your eye, but look at the beauty of the gardens.


Three bracketed RAWs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Featured in : HOLIDAY SIGHTS : 22 Feb 14

Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or Lowland Scotland.

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  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 1 year ago

    A most splendid capture Tom

  • Thank you kindly Johanna …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Wot hat? lol! Super picture, Tom!

  • Hehe, cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 1 year ago

    Fine work, Tom. I would have cloned the hat out or cropped it, but it’s not that distracting anyway! Gorgeous shot as always. (P.S. Got a lens like yours.)

  • Thank you kindly Nancy, I did think about cloning (or cropping) but decided to use the hat for some light relief in the shot. How are you getting on with the new lens? It is a lot bigger than the 18-55 mm but it gives you a much longer reach …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 1 year ago

    :-) It is a lovey hat, matches the sky. They didn’t seem to be looking at the floral clock. Lovely shot!

  • Thank you Kasia, the clock had a large ladder stretched over the top of it. They must have been working on the floral arrangement …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 1 year ago

    lol that’s special, amazing how your eyes can draw to something so out of place of the scene ! well spotted Tom

  • Hehe, thank you Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    … do you mean the blue flowered hat, bottom left?? Not seen… :-)
    Wonderful photo Tom of a beautiful view!

  • Hehe, yes indeed, thank you Thea …

    – Tom Gomez

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    Beautiful scene Tom – Love this xx

  • Thank you so much Gail …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Brilliant capture of this beautiful place Tom.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you kindly Jude …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Perfect pov, colors and details.
    We have been there .. good memories Tom !!

  • Thank you John, we certainly have and the memories are still fresh …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 1 year ago

    Very well captured and composed, Tom..!
    And that hat is amazing… hahaha..!

  • Thank you so much Adri …

    – Tom Gomez

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