Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Streets of Edinburgh - December 2011

Here comes a selection of my favourite shots of streets, buildings and closes from my visit to Edinburgh in December 2011.

Guthrie Street steps

Bakehouse Close

Old stone lodge housing the Holyrood Park Information Centre at Horse Wynd.

 Gate and Holyrood Towers at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Cockburn Street

Fleshmarket Close

West Bow

The Mound
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Free Church of Scotland Offices and New College

This stunning building was illuminate with changing colours. Quite a treat to watch.

This building (also known as St Columba's Free Church) is located on The Mound, perched high above Princes Street Gardens and Princes Street. It was designed with towers and turrets in Tudor style by William Playfair, for the Free Church of Scotland as a college and offices in the middle of the 19th century. The Assembly Hall itself was designed by David Bryce and built in 1858-9. However, after the reunion of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland, it was used each year for the Church of Scotland's General Assembly and as the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh. Source:

Edinburgh Castle at night.

The Mound

High Street

Regent Bridge arch from Carlton Road.

A 50-foot (15.24m) high arch, designed by Archibald Elliot and built 1815-19. Its listed buildings entry describes it as 'an outstanding feat of civil engineering', the work of Robert Stevenson.

Regent Bridge is a road bridge in Edinburgh where the A1 road enters the New Town from the east and passes over a hollow near Calton Hill. The bridge was built in the 19th century, in the neoclassical style as the medieval city was modernised and expanded to the north and east. Source:

The Duke of Wellington Statue opposite the Balmoral Hotel.

Here is an old photo of the statue taken in January 2005 on my first visit to Edinburgh.. on a brighter day.

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View down Dublin Street.

View up North St Andrew Street.

The Guildford Arms Pub on West Register Street.

Harvey Nichols department store window display.

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Night shots from around New Town and Princess Street.

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