The West Bow Well

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Situated at the foot of The West Bow, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Designed by Robert Milne and built in 1681, this was the first of the well heads built to supply water to the Grassmarket from the reservoir at Castle Hill (now the Tartan Weaving Mill).

The West Bow Well has a small iron door with the inscription:
The West-Bow Well
erected by
THE TOWN COUNCIL
1674
Repaired and Altered by
RICHARDSON BROTHERS
Merchants West Bow
1861

On The South Side is a drinking fountain with a carving of the Edinburgh Coat of arms and Edinburgh’s Motto:
NISI DOMINUS FRUSTRA (Without God Everything Fails)

The West Bow Well is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27893).

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 4.1.4.

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