The East End

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Out for a pleasant days shooting on a rather grey winters day on 7th February 2010 with some other RB members in Edinburgh, Scotland.

From the top of the Princes Mall Shopping Centre at the East end of Princes Street, looking South East over the rooftops of Waverley Railway Station up to the Old Town.

On the far left is the Carlton Hotel which, through history, has been a department store and a hospital.

In the middle is the Scotsman Building (once the headquarters for the Scotsman newspaper, but now the 5 star Scotsman Hotel).

Between the two hotels is North Bridge. Lying at the East end of Princes Street, North Bridge was the catalyst which finally brought about a northwards expansion of the city with the New Town. It provided a link from the Old Town to the south. The original bridge was replaced by another built of steel girders by Sir William Arrol in 1895. This is now subject to the highest levels of protection as a structure of historical and architectural interest.

On the right is the City Art Centre (opened in 1980), located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, occupies a former Victorian warehouse, now transformed into a modern gallery. It houses the City’s permanent fine art collection and stages temporary exhibitions drawn from all over the world. It has 6 floors of display galleries.

The Carlton Hotel is a Category B Listed Building (HB Number 30142).

The Scotsman Hotel is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 30143).

North Bridge is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 30035).

The City Art Centre is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 30139).

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 Pro.

Featured in : Around The World : 7 Apr 10

Sold 1 Small Photographic Print : 30 Mar 14

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