A lovely country village view, rows of ancient cottages among the trees and washing drying on the line – or is it?
Few tourists know that 15 minutes away from Princes Street, the main shopping street in Edinburgh, Scotland, lies the secluded Dean Village. Once a successful milling community, the area was once associated with poverty and decay but the buildings have been turned into designer flats and the village is now a popular residential area.
The name Dean means ‘deep valley’ as the village lies 30 meters below the rest of Edinburgh. This makes is quite unique and particularly tranquil considering it is virtually at the heart of Scotland’s Capital.
There is a variety of architecture in Dean Village from the robust warehouses and mill buildings, the red sandstone cottage-style buildings to the more modern tenements of English influence.
This view of the village is taken from the top of the 106-ft-high Dean Bridge.
The tower chimney stacks of Dean Gallery (built 1831-3 as Dean Orphanage) can be seen at the top of the shot.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
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