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Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Another shot from the recent amazing redbubble meet in Edinburgh, Scotland. This one is from the Saturday session (23rd October 2010).

Built in 1833, the Malmaison Hotel, in Tower Place beside the entrance to Leith Docks at the Shore, Leith, was formerly a Sailors’ Home.

The Shore was the original Port of Leith which serviced the city of Edinburgh.

The Sailors’ Home used to provide accommodation for sailors whose ships were in port. The Home contained comfortable rooms for each rank, a canteen, a low cost clothing shop, recreational rooms and a chapel.

It was an innovation in social care at a time when many workers lived in overcrowded slums. The angel in the stonework above the door was an emblem for the seamen’s mission.

The Malmaison Hotel is an Historic Scotland Category B Listed Building (HB Number 27912).

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

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Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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

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