Nestled in the trees in the shadow of the Castle, St. Cuthbert’s Church just off Lothian Road in Edinburgh, Scotland is a large and imposing structure.
This view shows the Cupola closest to Princes Street on the corner of the church. There is another, identical Cupola on the other side of the building (the side nearest the Castle) as well as a spire at the other end of the church.
Tradition has it that St. Cuthbert, the famed monk-bishop of Lindisfarne, stopped by the shores of the Nor’ Loch (a lake now replaced with Princes Street Gardens) just below Edinburgh Castle and built a little hut there.
This is the site of St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, whose current incarnation dates from the 19th century but is built over at least six earlier places of worship.
The first record of St. Cuthbert’s Church in Edinburgh is in 1127, when King David I gave all the land below the Castle to St Cuthbert’s. This is the oldest document in the Scottish Records Office, Register House, Edinburgh. Little is known of the church’s history from the 12th to the 16th century, aside from occasional references in Vatican documents.
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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Canon 18-55mm IS lens
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