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Gardener’s cottage, in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Princes Street Gardens were acquired by the city in 1876 and further landscaped by the City Architect Robert Morham (1839 -1912). Morham also built the Gardener’s cottage in 1886.

To the right of the cottage is the semicircle of rectangular standing stones depicting the history of the Royal Scots Regiment.

The central stone is inscribed with names of the campaigns in which the Regiment took part and a central bronze plaque shows the insignia of George VI.

The memorial was unveiled on 5th August 1952 by HRH Princess Mary, the Colonel in Chief. The final stone was unveiled on 9th of May 2007 by HRH Princess Ann to commemorate the end of the Regiment.

Behind the Royal Scots memorial you can see the stately towers of New College on The Mound and to the right of this is The Hub, at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Its Gothic spire – the highest point in central Edinburgh – towers over the surrounding buildings, including the adjacent castle.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Canon 18-55mm IS lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/3.5
ISO 200
Focal length 18 mm


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or you can look at all my HDR shots.

Featured in : Canon DSLR : 1 Aug 09
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Featured in : Your Country’s Best : 8 Mar 10

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    How enchanting! Love this, Tom xo

  • Thank you so much Lori …

    – Tom Gomez

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    what a beautiful place
    and a really nice photograph

  • Thank you Richie, it is a lovely place …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 5 years ago

    Very pretty and colourful scene, Tom. Nice one!

  • Thank you so much Steven, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Brilliant colours and capture Tom, if you did’nt know better this place looks like it has stepped right out of a model village scene ! very pretty indeed !!

  • Thank you dear Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Tom vivid colours great comp:)

  • Thank you so much dear Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful, Tom! Great capture!

  • Thank you dear Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful.

  • Thank you Brandie, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Gosh Scotland looks like a land right out of a fairytale! Each image rivals with all the other! I would move into this lovely charming cottage without hesitation! Superb shot!

  • Thank you so much dear Joanne, it is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Wow Tom you never cease to amaze me, wonderful capture…gina

  • Thank you so much dear Gina, I always look forward to your lovely comments …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    Good colours and shapes in this. Lovely capture.

  • Thank you so much Andy …

    – Tom Gomez

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