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St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh, Scotland. With its famed crown spire it stands near the top of the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland’s chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

St Giles’ was founded in the 1120s when the Scottish royal family, the sons of Queen (Saint) Margaret and King Malcolm Canmore, especially David I (1124-1153) made strenuous efforts to spread Catholic Christian worship throughout the Scottish lowlands.

Historical information supplied by the St. Giles official website

St Giles’ Cathedral is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27381).

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 3.2.

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

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cathedral, chapel, church, edinburgh, kirk, listed, scotland, unesco

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous Tom, love the tones and great pov.

  • Thank you kindly Lynne, pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 4 years ago

    excellent capture Tom!

  • Thank you so much Gerry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot Tom
    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Thank you kindly Tina/Fino …

    – Tom Gomez

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    Great job!

  • Thank you so much Gina, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    A marvellous photo Tom. I passed by this on my recent visit but didn’t have time to go inside. Unless I am mistaken I may have been in when I was much younger.

  • Thank you Dave, you must try to go in next time you are in Edinburgh, it is a wonderful building …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Great pov and capture Tom

  • Thank you so much Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    A wonderful image Tommy….. love the spires pointing so proudly to the heavens…. so beautiful they are…. a wonderful piece of architecture…… Brilliantly captured…..and so colorful…… another one of your wonderful views!!!!
    Jz

  • Thank you kindky Jz, you will see it for yourself soon enough …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeousTom!!

  • Thank you kindly dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    The architecture is amazing! Excellent capture, Tom!

  • Thank you so much Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bernadette Watts
    Bernadette Wattsover 4 years ago

    Tom, St Giles looks interesting in the tonemapping. I was lucky enough to photograph this wonderful place as well a couple of years ago. It was during Festival and a storm was rolling in. You’ve captured it much farther away.

  • Thank you Bernadette, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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