View from the Mound

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Ramsay Garden and Edinburgh Castle from the Mound in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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.

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh like no other castle in Scotland, and is unequalled in the whole of the British Isles. Over one thousand years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock.

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

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