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Edinburgh at Night from our Hotel Room.

View of Edinburgh at Night.

Edinburgh ar Night: Princes Street Gardens and Castle.

Princes Street Gardens and Castle.

Day One of our Scottish holiday. We are in a hotel just across the road from Waverley Station. This is the view of Edinburgh at Night from our window!

Of course, the tradition view would be of the castle. However, the castle does at least feature in the distance behind Princes Street Gardens. There are, of course, many other famous buildings in this view.

To the right is the Scott Monument. Just to the left can be seen the Royal Scottish Academy and to the left of that the Scottish National Gallery. The illuminated building with the dome, which dominates this photograph of Edinburgh at Night, is the head office of the Bank of Scotland. The dark spire to the right is a building called “The Hub” – built in the 1840s as the Victoria Hall to house the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The glass roofing to the left is the top of Waverley Station. In front of that is Waverley Mall, a lively open area of bars, eateries and live music.

As well as the bus and cars caught on Princes Street, you can just make out the tramway to the right. This was still being constructed when we were last here 5 years ago.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 21 July 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 30mm
  • F/20
  • 25 Sec
  • ISO 100

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