West along the High Street by Tom Gomez


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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Looking west along the cobbled High Street in South Queensferry, Scotland.

The Tolbooth dates from the 1600s. The clock-tower was added in 1720 and remodelled in 1887 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In the tower are two bells, dated 1694 and 1723.

The Tolbooth is an Historic Scotland Category: A listed building. HB Number 40411.

Formerly in the county of West Lothian, South Queensferry lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, 10 miles (16 km) west of Edinburgh. It has been an important crossing at least since 1071 when Malcolm III granted free passage at the ‘Queens Ferry’ for pilgrims on their way to St Andrews Cathedral. A ferry service operated until 1964, the year the Forth Road Bridge was opened.

South Queensferry was created a burgh of regality in the 13th century and made a Royal Burgh in 1636. It traded actively with Europe in the 17th century. Buildings dating from this period include Laburnum House-, the Hawes Inn, the Tolbooth Tower, the Black Castle, the Old Parish Church and Plewlands House. St Mary’s Episcopal Church (the Old Parish Church), dating from 1441, was a monastery and hospice before the Reformation. The Hawes Inn features in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel ‘Kidnapped’.

Today, South Queensferry is a dormitory settlement for Edinburgh, a yachting centre and has a large oil storage facility.

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:
South Queensferry, Lowland Scotland and HDR.

Featured in : Live and Let Live : 23 Apr 11
Featured in : Artists Universe : 24 Apr 11


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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great picture!

  • Thank you so much Charmiene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    Charming scene, Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Mel …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent work, Tom!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 3 years ago
    Beautiful street scene Tom.
  • Thank you so much Lilian, this is the town I live in …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

    Stunning!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Thank you kindly Monica, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • wildrider58
    wildrider58over 3 years ago

    Excellent work, Tom

  • Much appreciated Gary …

    – Tom Gomez

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Lovely work .!!

  • Thank you so much VP …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 3 years ago

    Superb street scene, Tom!

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    great processing Tom!

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Much appreciated Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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