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Advocate's Close

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Taken during our latest Scottish Bubblemeet to Fife (Saturday 19th March 2011) and Edinburgh (Sunday 20th March 2011).

I took this shot of Advocate’s Close in the morning from the foot of Cockburn Street while on my way to meet up with my fellow bubblers on the Sunday outing in Edinburgh.

In Edinburgh, closes and wynds are narrow lanes running out north and south off the Royal Mile. This is why, when looking at a map, the Royal Mile resembles a fish bone. Each close has a name, usually associated with the owner of tenements on that close.

This steep and narrow close, believed to date from 1544, offers attractive views to Princes Street and the Scott Monument.

John Scougall, painter to William III and Queen Mary, was an early resident here.

The close takes its name from Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, the last Advocate of Scotland in office during the time of the Restoration, Revolution and Union.

Advocate’s Close leads up to the High Street (part of the Royal Mile).

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

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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

Featured in : Which Way : 28 Mar 11
Featured in : All That’s Archaeology : 12 June 11

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