Over the rooftops of Edinburgh by Tom Gomez

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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Over the rooftops of Edinburgh, Scotland, you can see the tall black Gothic spire of The Hub – the highest point in central Edinburgh, now the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, and a central source of information on all the Edinburgh Festivals.

The Hub was constructed between 1842 and 1845 as the Victoria Hall to house the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland however, the building was never consecrated as a Church. In 1929 the Church of Scotland ceased to use the building and it became a temporary home for a variety of congregations. It was named the Highland Tolbooth St John’s Church in 1956, before falling into disuse in the 1980s and was transformed into The Hub in 1999.

The Hub is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27542).

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 Pro.

Featured in : Freedom to Shine : 13 Jan 13
Featured in : Art and Photography Showcase : 15 Jan 13

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


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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Nice one, Tom !

  • Thank you so much Mattie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    A lovely composition Tom.

  • Cheers Colin …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot Tom , great framing

  • Thank you so much Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Very interesting information, Tom and great capture!!

  • Thank you so much Dlouise …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    An interesting shot Tom. I love the rooftops and colour of the stone.

  • Thank you kindly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    Auld no so Reekie its lookin good Tom :o)

  • Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 1 year ago

    Great shot Tom x

  • Thank you so much Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    One day I’ll make it there, Tom! Unless my meter runs out first! lol. Makes me think of Rebus.

  • Thank you kindly David, hopefully, your meter has plenty of time left on it …

    – Tom Gomez

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