Dunfermline High Street

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Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 18.5"
Medium 23.4" x 26.3"
Large 33.2" x 37.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

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  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

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Artist's Description

The view from just inside the Louise Carnegie Gates of Pittencrieff Park, looking back up the High Street in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

The skyline is dominated by the tower of Dunfermline City Chambers. This building was historically designed to be the centre of local government in Dunfermline. In more recent times most of these functions have been devolved to other locations, but [as of 2008] the impressive edifice still houses the Council Chambers, the Burgh Court and Dunfermline’s Registrar Office.

The building, constructed in the period 1875-79, was created by James C Walker who also designed the first Carnegie Library. It employs a harmonious composite of French, Gothic and Scots baronial architectural styles and features a prominent four-face clock tower. It was constructed on the site of an older Town House of 1771 which was in its turn built to replace the 17th century Town House, demolished as part of 18th century improvements to make way for Bridge Street.

There are many features of historic and architectural significance in the building. The structure includes heraldic stones recovered from the demolished 1771 Town House. These are plausibly believed to have originated from the now derelict Royal Palace of Dunfermline a few hundred yards to the south. The finely designed interior of the City Chambers incorporates many notable features, in particular the oak hammer beam roof which provides the ceiling for the Council Chamber itself. The historic police cells, although no longer in use, have also been preserved.

Furnishings include a number of notable artworks including busts of several Scottish sovereigns, a statue of Robert Burns, Sir Joseph Noel Paton’s painting, Spirit of Religion, and an early twentieth century portrait of King Malcolm and Queen Margaret.

Historical information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)

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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Related shots can be found at: Dunfermline.

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Sold a Medium Framed Print on 25th Aug 10

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