Shandwick Place

Photographic Prints

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 20.0" x 30.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


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Artist's Description

An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Shandwick Place in the West End of Edinburgh, Scotland.

The most prominent building is the tower of St George’s West Church.

Built between 1811 and 1814, the church was designed by David Bryce, the renowned architect whose work includes the Bank of Scotland headquarters on the Mound. The campanile, or bell tower, by Rowan Anderson, was added in 1881.

Beautifully proportioned, with deft, Italian influences, the building was more than in keeping with the large and fashionable residential area it served. Well-heeled families from the nearby mansions on Melville Street would gather in their Sunday best to hear the Presbyterian minister, Alexander Whyte, preach humility and compassion. A marble bust of Whyte still sits in the entrance hall. No doubt the world-famous preacher, whose sermons included one about a washerwoman who was more deserving of a place in heaven than he was, would approve of the welcome sign, written in five languages, emblazoned on the door.

If some churches are a haven of quiet contemplation for the majority of the week, St George’s West is buzzing. Passers-by wander in for a look at the Palestinian craft shop on the ground floor or grab a cup of tea and a scone in the Olive Tree Cafe. Meanwhile, in the revamped basement, various voluntary groups – including Edinburgh Care and Support for the Homeless and Befriending Network Scotland – are busy answering telephones and meeting clients in modern office environments.

There’s so much going on, WeightWatchers, Alcoholics Anonymous, choirs, a drop-in centre for asylum-seekers, every group you can think of, meeting here every week.

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

St George’s West Church is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27367= 27367).

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.1.1.

Featured in : THE GROUP : 8 Mar 12

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

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