Tenements in the Cowgate by Tom Gomez

Taken during the Edinburgh, Scotland RB meet (13 Nov 2010).

Tenement buildings in the Cowgate viewed from Greyfriars Kirkyard.

Towering over the buildings is the tall black Gothic spire of The Hub – the highest point in central Edinburgh, now the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, and a central source of information on all the Edinburgh Festivals.

The name, Cowgate is derived from the fact that cows were herded down it for Edinburgh’s market days in previous centuries (gate being a Scots term for “street”).

This area is part of the lower level of Edinburgh’s Old Town, which is partly built around the elevated streets of South Bridge and George IV Bridge.

The Hub is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27542).

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

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


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1.

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

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    Never mind ISO quality standards Tom Gomez Quality Standards are much higher :o)Fine shot Tom!!

  • Thank you my friend. I took this one on our last day out …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 4 years ago
    Fantastic capture . Love the stonework and the spire towering above ..
  • Thank you so much Lilian, Edinburgh is a fantastic city …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Super picture, Tom!

  • Cheers Young David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • emanon
    emanonover 4 years ago

    lovely work Tom.

  • Thank you dear Jo …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Andrew Ness - www.nessphotography.com
    Andrew Ness - ...over 4 years ago

    Great shot of these famous buildings.

  • Cheers Andrew …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Awesome Tom. Another FAV for me. Ma home town:-)

  • Thank you kindly mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    excellent photography

  • Thank you Steve and Lesley …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A great shot Tom x

  • Thank you so much dear Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 4 years ago

    Another of your excellent presentations with an inspired history of the area well taken mate, Regards Dave.

  • Cheers DAve, glad you like it mate …

    – Tom Gomez

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