Waverley Gate by Tom Gomez

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Shot from North Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, the former General Post Office (GPO), now renamed Waverley Gate stands on the corner at the East end of Princes Street.

The foundation stone of the GPO was laid on October 23, 1861, by Prince Albert.

The GPO has now been redeveloped into high tech offices with a central atrium and a roof garden (work started in February 2002). The whole seven-storey interior of the building, extending above and below Waterloo Place, has been removed and a glass exterior wall built inside the original facade of the GPO building. This is one of Europe’s largest ever facade retention projects.

The General Post Office Facade is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27631).

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.

North Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Structure (HB Number 30035).

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


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0.2.

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

Featured in : ImageWriting : 10 Jan 11
Featured in : HDR Photography : 10 Jan 11
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  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom, shot at a great angle. Must have fave.

  • Thank you my friend, it is an impressive building …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture of this landmark Tom, I still call it the “old GPO” building lol.

  • Thank you kindly dear Lynne, I also still call it the GPO. It is such a shame that they spent a fortune restoring and remodelling the inside of the building and so far only Microsoft have moved in to a small part of it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisabout 4 years ago

    A great landmark for us when we visit Tom, for you cannot miss it! lol. Great take of it though – and you are a wealth of knowledge and information…

  • Thank you so much my friend, it is a beautiful building and quite amazing to think that there are another 4 storeys under this view …

    – Tom Gomez

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Awesome capture and composition!!!

  • Thank you kindly dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    3D artwork Tom I just reached over & knocked that girl off her bike. Stunning shot :o)

  • Cheers young man …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic image Tom

  • Thank you Peter, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    WOW! Tom this is really stunning mate. A FAV for me. Don.

  • Cheers Don my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Tom!

  • Thank you Etienne, it is an impressive building …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 4 years ago

    good work Tom love the hdr

  • Cheers Philip, pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

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