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Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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The best free view of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is from the corner apartments of Ramsay Garden. It has been known for some of the residents to offer their apartments for (exorbitant) rent during the Festival while they escape to the sun on the proceeds.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual Military tattoo given by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. The event takes place annually in August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival (a collective name for many independent festivals and events in Edinburgh in August).

High above Princes Street, nestled beside Edinburgh Castle, there have probably been dwelling houses for well over 1,000 years. The present buildings, however, only go back to a redevelopment in the 18th century.

Since there were no official planning controls in those days, there is a delightful mix of architectural styles, including an octagonal “Goose-pie” house built by Allan Ramsay the poet. There is a beautiful spacious flat, with a panoramic 360 degree view, designed by Sir Patrick Geddes (regarded as the “father” of town planning) which was created to encourage the University professors to return to the “Old Town” of Edinburgh.

The apartments, with their magnificent views over Edinburgh to the river Forth and Fife on the other side of the river, are now privately owned, high priced, luxury dwellings but visitors to Edinburgh Castle will find wandering around on the outside of the complex a rewarding experience.

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

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

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