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


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


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Magnfiicant capture Tom! What a beautiful church!

  • Thank you Cheryl, it is a lovely old church. This shot only shows a small part of it. You can see the spire in this shot.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture Tom

  • Thank you soi much Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    A great capture Tom x

  • Thank you dear Irene, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    wonderful HDR work Tom.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent shot

  • Thank you kindlyTina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 5 years ago

    Such an enigmatic capture sweetheART gorgeous tones ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much dear Val, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thank you kindly Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture!!

  • Thank you Cee, it is a lovely church …

    – Tom Gomez

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 5 years ago

    Very well taken

  • Thank you Foppe …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    How beautiful, Tom!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Lois …

    – Tom Gomez

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