The Governor's House

Tom Gomez

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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

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

I took this shot in the morning from Jeffrey Street while on my way to meet up with my fellow bubblers on the Sunday outing in Edinburgh.

On the edge of Calton Hill is the Governor’s House, a castellated structure situated next to Calton Old Burial Ground. The Governor’s House is all that remains of the jail, at the time the largest prison in Scotland, which once occupied the site where St Andrew’s House now stands.

Built 1815-17 by Archibald Elliot (1760 – 1823), who extended the Bridewell Gaol, which was the work of Robert Adam (1728-92) in 1791. The buildings were all built to match James Craig Old Observatory on Calton Hill behind.

The Governor’s House is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27646).

On the left of the Governor’s House, in Calton Old Burial Ground is the enormous Obelisk by Thomas Hamilton (1784 – 1858) which remembers the Political Martyrs of 1793, who were ‘transported’ for sedition.

Calton Old Burial Ground is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27920).

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
Handheld

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0.2.

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

Featured in : Unique Buildings Of The World : 1 June 11
Featured in : THE GROUP : 6 Sep 11

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