The Canons' Gait by Tom Gomez

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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 in the morning while on my way to meet up with my fellow bubblers on the Sunday outing in Edinburgh.

The Canons’ Gait pub is located on the Canongate near the bottom of the Royal Mile, not far from Holyrood Palace.

David I founded a monastery at Holyrood in 1128 and the road followed by the Canons as they moved between the monastery and the walls of Edinburgh further up the hill became the Canons’ Way or Canons’ Gait (hence the name for this pub).

The building housing the pub is located on the site of Plainstanes Close, so called because it was paved like Canongate itself. In the 1500s Mary, Queen of Scots’ French tailor Jaques de Soulis lived here.

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


Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh.


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  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonabout 3 years ago

    Nicely composed shot Tom.

  • Cheers Gary …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    A great capture Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Don …

    – Tom Gomez

  • imagic
    imagicabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Tom… looks like a fine place to have a pint ore 2…. well done my friend.

  • Cheers Jens, it certainly is …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 3 years ago

    such a lovely capture dear Tom.x

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • foppe47
    foppe47about 3 years ago

    Excellent well done Tom

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 3 years ago
    this looks like a great place to have a pint !or tea … I watched a movie the other night about Scotlands taking of the Stone of Destiny.. very interesting and great that they got it back ..
  • Thank you so much Elaine. The stone is now housed in Edinburgh, however, it was originally taken from Scone Abbey (pronunced: Scoon) …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 3 years ago

    Great shot Tom.

  • Cheers Gary mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakabout 3 years ago

    dinny think i would have went much further tom!..great stuff

  • Hehe, cheers mate, it’s a nice pub …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    A shot of the Canons Gait taken with a Canon, now that’s a double helping of quality! :o)

  • Hehe, trust you to see that connection. Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Hello Tom; Lynne bought a 60D so she’s back in the control seat. Her 50D will be repaired so she’s gonna need a bigger bag!
    I should be in ma pit but cant sleep so thought I’d pop in & had to have a peek.
    Yah Canon shot of the Canons Gait is top quality sir :o)

  • I know mate, she has been having some trouble reading the RAW files from the 60D so I have been helping with that. Seems OK now though.

    – Tom Gomez

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