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Taken from the Sandport Place Bridge, the Water of Leith close to its end before it empties into the Firth of Forth at Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

On the left is Ronaldson’s Wharf and on the right is The Shore.

The Shore was the original Port of Leith which serviced the city of Edinburgh. A pier was later built to the north in the late 1700s.

Tall masted sailing ships berthed at the Shore, while scores of crewmen loaded fish, coal, grain and hides for export to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Ships returned with wine, fruit, spices and cloth.

As ships grew too large for this shallow river mouth the harbour was moved north but the buildings on the Shore still show evidence of the old port.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent, Tom!

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    A wonderful composition that takes definite advantage of your pov and enabled you to achieve excellent dof!

  • Thank you so much dear Joanne, Leith is a wonderful historical part of Edinburgh …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, Tom… great composition!

  • Thank you kindly dear Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 3 years ago

    Wonderful POV, Tom….. great detail…. and it is best VIEWED LARGER!!!!
    What are the buildings on the Wharf used for today??? Love the old port quality…. really very nice!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Brenda, the buildings are quite new and are used for housing. Some information here aso, take a look here for an interesting then and now set of photographs.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 3 years ago

    If you look carefully you can see Ms Morris waving from the back of that Corpy Bus Tom!
    Fabulous shot sir :o)

  • Hehe, not this time mate, she was standing next to me when I took this shot …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image, Tom!

  • Thank you so much Adri …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 3 years ago

    You chose exactly the right perspective for this shot, Tom. Wow, it is so different to the Leith I remember from the mid eighties when a friend was doing a project for his Town and Country Planning course. Kasia

  • Thank you dear Kasia, take a look here and you may see something a little more like the Leith you remember …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 3 years ago

    Great capture, Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Béla my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 3 years ago

    So interesting, Tom….. I love the thoughtfulness of the architect with the conservational city minds!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Brilliant!!!!!

  • Thank you dear Brenda, Lieth was once a rundown suberb of Edinburgh, full of old derilect warehouses. Not a nice place to live. In recent years the whole area has been regenerated with really nice social housing, lots of private (expensive) housing development and shopping and leisure developments. It is now a great place to live (if you can afford it) …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    Picturesque capture sweetheART ;~} happy Easter hugglez

  • Thank you so much Val …

    – Tom Gomez

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