The World's End by Tom Gomez

The World’s End pub, located on the south side of the High Street (one of the streets which make up the Royal Mile) at its junction with St Mary’s Street in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The World’s End is so named because the building reuses part of the foundations of the Flodden wall at the Netherbow Port, a defensive gateway which once stood across the Royal Mile at this point, separating the Old Town from the Canongate. The area inside the Netherbow Gate became known as the World’s End because, for many residents this was where their world ended.

Unfortunately the pub is also infamous as the place where two 17 year old friends (Helen Scott and Christine Eadie) were last seen before their bodies were found dumped in October 1977.

The trial of suspect Angus Sinclair took place in August 2007, 30 years after the killings took place, but collapsed due to insufficient evidence.

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 Pro 4.0.2.

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

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 4 years ago

    Awesome colours Tom, what a great image.

  • Thank you kindly Lyn, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Beautifyul Tom!!

  • Thank you dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 4 years ago

    Wow,what a great colour for a pub

  • Cheers Jamie, it is a great little pub, very old …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...about 4 years ago

    Once again, Tom, you have entertained us, not only with a fabulous informative background but also with a superb capture of an typical Scottish pub – I can remember reading of those missing girls – a parent’s nightmare !!

  • Thank you so much dear Mattie, it was a terrrible crime, I remember it so well …

    – Tom Gomez

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • JandeBeer
    JandeBeerabout 4 years ago

    Excellent HDR tom

  • Thank you kindly Jan …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    This is a very intrigueing picture.

  • Thank you my friend, it is a very famous pub in Edinburgh although for all the wrong reasons …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Super colours and narrative, Tom. I prefer watching Six Nations at home. Instant replay and much more comfortable! lol

  • Cheers mate, I can not entirely agree, the atmosphere in the pub when the game is on is usually great …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Ian Coyle
    Ian Coyleabout 4 years ago

    Very nice Tom

  • Cheers young Ian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Don Alexander Lumsden (Echo7)
    Don Alexander ...about 4 years ago

    Great view of a very well known pub Tom. Nice one

  • Cheers Don, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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