Historic Scotland Category A Listed Buildings

The view from the the Mound in Edinburgh, Scotland looking over the National Galleries of Scotland to the New Town.

Designed by the architect William Henry Playfair (1790-1857), the complex houses the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy.

The National Gallery of Scotland is an Historic Scotland Category: A listed building (HB Number 27679).

The Royal Scottish Academy is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27744).

Although originally built as separate structures, their histories have long been intertwined, and since the completion of the Playfair Project in 2004, they have been physically joined by the underground Weston Link.

Prince Albert layed the foundation stone of the National Gallery at The Mound on 30 August, 1850. The Gallery was finally opened to the public on 24 March, 1859.

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

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


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.1.4.

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


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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous Tom.

  • Thank you so much Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 2 years ago

    Beautiful HDR work Tom…..

  • Thank you kindly Carlos …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Nice work on this one Tom

  • Very much appreciated Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    Titalatingly fabulous Tom WTG Sir, uber duper artwork :o)

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous tom!

  • Thank you so much dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image & work

  • Thank you dear Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    An excellent image Tom !
    You show your city off so well :)

  • Thank you so much Trish …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture and description Tom, l always marvel at your beautiful bulidings the gallery ? has a real Roman influence

  • Thank you Trudi, Edinburgh is not short of beautiful buildings …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

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