Deep Valley by Tom Gomez

The junction of Bell’s Brae and Hawthornbank Lane in the very pretty Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Few tourists know that 15 minutes away from Princes Street, the main shopping street in Edinburgh, Scotland, lies the secluded Dean Village. Once a successful milling community, the area was once associated with poverty and decay but the buildings have been turned into designer flats and the village is now a popular residential area.

The name Dean means ‘deep valley’ as the village lies 30 meters below the rest of Edinburgh. This makes is quite unique and particularly tranquil considering it is virtually at the heart of Scotland’s Capital.

There is a variety of architecture in Dean Village from the robust warehouses and mill buildings, the red sandstone cottage-style buildings to the more modern tenements of English influence.

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Featured in : Around The World : 12 Dec 11
Featured in : HDR Photography : 13 Dec 11
Featured in : Preserving History : 14 Dec 11
Featured in : Cottage Living-updated : 24 Dec 11
Featured in : Edinburgh & The Lothians : 5 Mar 12
Featured in : THE GROUP : 30 Mar 12

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  • Fara
    Faraover 3 years ago

    Really lovely Tom…………….I must remember this place for when I next visit beautiful Scotland……………..Joyce!!

  • Definately worth a visit Joyce, thank you kindly …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    That is a hidden gem, a most interesting description Tom and great shot

  • Thank you Mik, it is a super place, very old world …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    Beautiful, Tom!!!

  • Thank you so much Monica …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful Tom. I love the cobblestone streets and the beautiful architecture. Your HDR work is wonderful, as always!

  • Thank you kindly Judith …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Absolutely first class Tom!!

  • Thank you so much Kate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    Amazing! The more you show the more I want to see your Edinburgh!

  • Just let me know when you are coming and I will show the best bits …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Leon Ritchie
    Leon Ritchieover 3 years ago

    Superb work Tom!

  • Thank you so much Leon …

    – Tom Gomez

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 3 years ago

    Magnificent view… lovely cobblestone and stone work on these buildings. Wonderful HDR work too.

  • Thank you kindly Hany …

    – Tom Gomez

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 3 years ago

    Excellent composition and processing Tom!

  • Thank you so much Gerry …

    – Tom Gomez

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