Crowded Old Town

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Out for a pleasant days shooting on a rather grey winters day on 7th February 2010 with some other RB members in Edinburgh Scotland.

From the top of the Princes Mall Shopping Center at the East end of Princes Street, looking South over the rooftops of Waverley Railway Station up to the Old Town. The Old Town is crowded with buildings of all types.

The buildings are typical of the Old Town tenements.

Far too many of the unique buildings that once – literally – packed Edinburgh’s Old Town have been lost in the cause of “improvement”. But some of the original Old Town still remains, in the form of the dense pattern of wynds and closes that fall away either side of the Royal Mile, and, in a few cases, in the form of original surviving buildings.

On the left (just above the red Edinburgh Dungeon sign) is the former Cockburn Hotel which is located on the corner of Market Street and Cockburn Street. The Cockburn Street entrance is between the two No Entry signs.

The former Cockburn Hotel is a Category B Listed Building (HB Number 28569).

High above the former Cockburn Hotel you can see the top of the Crown Spire belonging to St. Giles Cathedral. St. Giles is located on the High Street.

St Giles’ Cathedral is a Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27381).

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Locate this part of Edinburgh by clicking here.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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