From Stirling I came back to Edinburgh to enjoy fine evening. The weather was marvelous so I came to the same places I saw in the morning to make some shots in nice light conditions. In Edinburgh there are two castles - one on the hill and Holyrood Castle in the town. Prince Charles with Camilla was just in Holyrood so I couldn't visit it. I coach surfed there so after busy day with visiting I enjoyed nice evening with my host and another (Chinese) surfer.
I liked so much the crown-like tower of St. Giles. It is strange, there are only a few photos of it here on TE.
St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline, at about a third of the way down the Royal Mile from the Castle. The church has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for approximately 900 years. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Giles, who is the patron saint of Edinburgh. The Thistle Chapel is the chapel of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Scotland's foremost Order of Chivalry. The chapel was built in 1911 to designs by Robert Lorimer, at the south-east corner of the church. It is a small, but exquisite, chapel with carved and painted fittings of extraordinary detail. The Order, which was founded by James VII in 1687, consists of the monarch and 16 knights. The knights are the personal appointment of the crown, and are normally Scots who have made a significant contribution to national or international affairs.
This chapel is wonderful indeed, but my photos are not so good.
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ManuMay (34009) 2011-08-07 0:50
A superb view...Very good colours and contrasts and rich stone textures, the inclusion of people adds measure and gives idea of its volume...Very good colours indeed!
Have a nice sunday...
lousat (64563) 2011-08-07 1:00
Hi Malgo,the highest brightness for a very brilliant result.How i like this blue sky that contrast the scenary,great point of view and very good sharpness and saturation.I been there 20 years ago and as i can see nothingis changed.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano
serp2000 (33405) 2011-08-07 2:00
Good evening in Edinburgh. Very picturesque athmosphere. The impressive colours and the details!
Well seen. An intersting historical information too.
snunney (73032) 2011-08-07 2:08
A fine composition of this impressive cathedral with a long history. The busy atmosphere contrasts well with the Gothic lines of the architecture. A well presented image with good colours and sharpness.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-08-07 2:23
Nice architectural shot with nice chosen POV...like the activity in the road ahead the building & the textures of the wall...
good exposure controlled,color contrast & sharpness...
Very good shot with nice informative Note...
Have a nice Sunday :)
siudzi (27869) 2011-08-07 3:18
Klasyczne spojrzenie na ten fantastyczny kosciol. Zgadzam sie z przedmowcami, ze intensywnie niebieskie niebo doskonale podkreslilo fakture tej budowli. Piekna praca.
npecanhuk (56450) 2011-08-07 4:17
Wonderful Cathedral with magnificent architectural details!
Truly attractive picture of it!
Special regards to the chosen pov, colors, exposure and simple but effective composition!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (45842) 2011-08-07 5:39
Une magnifique construction. La couleur de la pierre montre une patine que seul le temps peut apporter. Le point de vue et le cadrage sont excellents ainsi que toute cette très belle lumière.
tyro (15817) 2011-08-07 6:27
This is a fine picture of St. Giles' Cathedral lit by the low west evening light. And, even at this time, the Royal Mile is still quite busy with people. I actually took this picture over three years ago late at night from a very similar viewpoint when it was very much darker.
Excellent colours and lighting and superb detail and sharpness. I think the crowds of people in their different coloured clothes actually add to the appeal of this picture.
Did you know that, despite its name, St Giles' Cathedral is not actually a cathedral at all? The title gives an idea of its magnificent scale, but was only strictly correct for two short periods when Bishops served in the Scottish Church, from 1633-8 and from 1661-89. Just thought you might be interested in that!
paololg (31446) 2011-08-07 7:14
Ciao cara Malgo,
I remember with pleasure this precious Cathedral seen during my trip to Scotland many years ago. It is true that there are few images in TE of this church, a real shame because it is very old and its architecture is very interesting. Your POV is very good, so also the photo quality. Brava!
Ciao, buona settimana!
macjake (45832) 2011-08-07 9:38
i've enjoyed your last 2 photos, love these larger than life pieces of architecture...so grande! they stick out like a sore thumb, but in a good way.
wish i was there as well. beautiful light and atmosphere with all the people around.
Sonata11 (31303) 2011-08-07 17:23
bardzo piekne zdjecie. Kosciol jest imponujacy, jego wspaniala architektura jest zdumiewajaca. Przepiekne miejsce, turystow nie brakuje. Przepiekne zdjecie i niebieskie intensywne niebo ktore dodaje wspanialego uroku. SUPER praca !!!! Bardzo mi sie podoba.
bukitgolfb301 (32746) 2011-08-07 22:14
Hi my dear Malgo
How are you?
Very solemn and great architecture, indeed great Britain!
Nice contrast of botomless deep sky blue with astringat light chocolrate brik color. Always stong impresive image! Thanks for your sharing with nice work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo, hottness coming back again
jjcordier (67562) 2011-08-07 22:15
St Giles' Cathedral est très bien éclairée par la lumière du soir et ton excellent cadrage donne une bonne idée de sa beauté majestueuse.
mkamionka (27187) 2011-08-08 1:56
Edynburg jest wysoko na liscie moich miejsc do zobaczenia miedzy innymi dlatego ze jest blisko i bilety stosunkowo tanie :) No i chyba po LOndynie to drugie najciekawsze miasto w UK.
Juz bylem blisko zeby kupic tam bilety chocby na weekend ale jednak moja sytuacja jest dosyc paskudna i postanowilem powstrzymac sie od jakichkolwiek wycieczek ktore wymagaja opuszczania wyspy poniewaz sa drozsze.
Bardzo pieknie pokazalas te katedre. Jakos sobie jej nie przypominam chociaz tak duzo widzialem zdjec z tego miasta. Moze po prostu nie zapamietalem. Ladne cieple swiatlo z dlugimi cieniami.
dkmurphys (42699) 2011-08-08 3:19
Splendid architecture. The sober construction is animated by the colored tourists. Nice atmosphere, well catch scene.
delpeoples (48886) 2011-08-08 6:09
Ciao Signora IF
You got a blue sky in Edinburgh? You really do lead a charmed life :) Excellent shot of St Giles, its architecture is very unusual as you say. I stayed in a hostel on just further down this street on the left in Cockburn Street and had a wonderful time. Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the world and I think you have captured its essence well. Have you ever read any Ian Rankin crime novels with Inspector Rebus? He gives us such a good insight into the many facets of Edinburgh.
Have a beautiful day whilst you're resting those Itchy Feet
Bluejeans (64243) 2011-08-09 10:29
Ola Malgorzata ,
Beleza o contraste entre a catedral e o céu azul, muito belos os detalhes de arquitetura , sem duvida um local a conhecer , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
vasilpro (40565) 2011-08-09 22:23
Wonderful composition, impressive church with interesting architecture, beautiful atmosphere, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
ikeharel (44321) 2011-08-10 4:07
The most noteable Gothic-archi. in Scotland, well taken from it's facade-view's.
The people moving around scaling the size of the cathedral, yet giving a sense of motion.
A bit enhance tones, to my view.
Angshu (52966) 2011-08-14 0:14
Hello dear Malgo
The steeple of the cathedral is very famous...almost shaped like a crown. Its majestic standing in the square. The light is fantastic as well see a fine polarised blue sky contrasting with it!