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


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.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 4 years ago

    Great choice of perspective. The light gives the right mood. Thanks for sharing the history. Kasia

  • Thank you kindly dear Kasia …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 4 years ago

    Tom, this is a superb shot…. great angle…. great use of light and the history is so very interesting…. The Obelisk is a great reminder!!!! Wonderful view and read!!!

  • Thank you dear Brenda, history on Calton Hill is quite wonderful …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...almost 4 years ago

    Super composition with lovely, subtle colours and tones, Once again, the fascinating history is so informative and a great read !!

  • Very much appreciated Mattie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    a great shot -like the brick works’ colour

  • Thank you kindly dear Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Tom . Love the colours.

  • Thank you so much dear Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful perspective and image Tom

  • Always appreciated Barry mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic mate..

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithalmost 4 years ago

    A lovely image Tom. Great composition and detail.

  • Thank you so much Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

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