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Looking down Lothian Road in Edinburgh, Scotland to St. John’s Church at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road on a grey and rainy July day.

The church was built in two years at a cost of £18,000. The foundations were laid in March 1816 and the completed building was consecrated on Maundy Thursday, 19 March 1818.

The site, which was a market garden, was bought from the Town Council. The owners of property on the north side of Princes Street obtained in 1816 a private Act of Parliament, which prohibited the erection of any further buildings on the south side and secured their open view of the castle.

Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS – (it was way too wet for my DSLR)


Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh.


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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago

    wow tom such fascinating info with this great view of a familar spot… an act of parliament to keep their view…friends in high places is my guess…LOL

  • Cheers Maggie, it is amazing what you can find out nowadays …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    A grey day?, we’re having plenty of them at the moment mate LOL.
    bet that’s a fabulous church inside..
    Great shot mate.

  • It is a very nice church Jason, but everytime I go inside it is full of people …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

    Oh lovely Tom, well framed lovely cityscape, down to the road works :))

  • Thank you Tina. The Tram works are crippling the centre of Edinburgh. The road works are everywhere …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    A full church is better than an empty one, except for when you want to take pictures LOL..

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

    It’s terrible Dublin city went through thae same thing about 4 years ago … an awful mess it was ;0

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    Hurry Tom, that’s our bus. Run, I’ll grab the tripod!! Remember no right turn!! Cracking shot Tom!!

  • Cheers Robin, glad you like it make …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Magnificant view and capture!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...about 5 years ago

    Looks like your vantage point is quite high up, possibly on the Standard Life stairs peeping round the corner?

  • Actually, I was standing on the Island in the middle of the West Approach Road (where it joins Lothian Road) using the zoom on my little point and shoot. There is a bit of an incline up to that point …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 5 years ago

    amazing what an act of parliament can do, nice capture Tom and a nice bit of history.x

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 5 years ago

    Great picture Tom.

  • Thank you kindly dear Jacqui …

    – Tom Gomez

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