Three in One

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Three wonderful buildings for the price of one, all in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland.

St. John’s Church at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road. The church was built in two years at a cost of £18,000. The foundations were laid in March 1816 and the completed building was consecrated on Maundy Thursday, 19 March 1818.

The site, which was a market garden, was bought from the Town Council. The owners of property on the north side of Princes Street obtained in 1816 a private Act of Parliament, which prohibited the erection of any further buildings on the south side and secured their open view of the castle.

Behind St. John’s Church, you can se the clock tower and spire of St Cuthbert’s church just off Lothian Road.

Tradition has it that St. Cuthbert, the famed monk-bishop of Lindisfarne, stopped by the shores of the Nor’ Loch (a lake now replaced with Princes Street Gardens) just below Edinburgh Castle and built a little hut there.

This is the site of St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, whose current incarnation dates from the 19th century but is built over at least six earlier places of worship.

The first record of St. Cuthbert’s Church in Edinburgh is in 1127, when King David I gave all the land below the Castle to St Cuthbert’s. Little is known of the church’s history from the 12th to the 16th century, aside from occasional references in Vatican documents.

Behind St. Cuthbert’s Church you can see part of Edinburgh castle. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh like no other castle in Scotland, and Edinburgh Castle is unequalled in the whole of the British Isles. Over one thousand years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.


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

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