Looking along the broad thoroughfare of Melville Street to St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral at Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland.
St Mary’s Cathedral, the largest ecclesiastical building in Scotland, stands in the heart of Edinburgh’s bustling west end, and its three spires can be seen dominating the skyline.
Consecrated in 1879, St Mary’s Cathedral is one of the masterpieces of the great Victorian Gothic architect Sir Gilbert Scott. The Cathedral buildings also include work by his son John Oldrid Scott and Sir Robert Lorimer.
The bronze statue two thirds of the way along the street at Melville Crescent is the Viscount Melville Memorial commemorating Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771 – 1851).
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
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