Edinburgh 4 – Buildings and Monuments

It will be with this and the remaining Edinburgh city probes that my descriptions will come unstuck. As I look at the photos, I retain a vivid memory of what I saw; less clearly an idea of where I was when I saw it; but very little memory of street names to attach to an image. Names like Johnston Terrace, Westport, Grass Market and Lawn Market remain in my memory, but I can’t remember which images were the ones that I took in those streets. I’ll do my best, but better-informed readers are welcome to correct me where I err.

It’s probable that most people would chastise me for choosing the Scott Monument as my featured photo, but it was the first major monument to demand my attention as I descended from Calton Hill to Princes Street. It was also the final monument that I photographed before leaving Edinburgh for home.

To make up for not including it as first choice, I submit this shot of Edinburgh Castle as probably the most famous building in Edinburgh. I seem to remember taking this shot shortly after climbing up Granny Green’s steps.

I’m fairly sure that the photograph above is Edinburgh University New College, high on The Mound – Perhaps Mound Place.

St Giles’ Cathedral – High Kirk of Edinburgh (above), is on the High Street section of the Royal Mile.

I could well be wrong, but I think that this is the Lloyds Bank Edinburgh HQ on The Mound seen from the rear.

The image above is one that I took from Princes Street Gardens. I understand it to be The Museum on The Mound. Again, I’m not sure but I think that this is the front of the Lloyds Bank building in the previous photograph – perhaps the two share the building in some way.

The Scott Memorial – probably as famous an image of Edinburgh as you could wish for. I’ve already included one image of this monument as my featured photo. I took the two shots above from Princes Street Gardens, before walking around the corner to the Edinburgh Waverley railway Station to catch my train home.

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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