National Gallery of Scotland

National Gallery of Scotland

The Scottish National Gallery is located on The Mound in the centre of Edinburgh. As you can see from the above night photograph this is a neoclassical building and was designed by William Henry Playfair. It was first opened to the public in 1859. When I took this photograph early this year there was a lot of construction work happening on Princes Street, which is why it wasn’t photographed straight on as I couldn’t get to that point in the road.

Art Galleries and Dean Village, Edinburgh

Art Galleries and Dean Village, Edinburgh

This skyline of Dean Village is taken from the Edinburgh Residence Hotel just before dawn on a winter’s morning. The tower on the left of the frame is from an old church which is now the home of the Belford Hostel, behind this is the Gallery of Modern Art, hiding behind the trees. On the right, you can see the two towers of the Dean Gallery.

The Scotsman Hotel at Night, Edinburgh

The Scotsman Hotel at Night, Edinburgh

Taken on Princes Street in the early hours of a winter morning. I was looking east across the gardens towards The Scotsman Hotel (in the middle of the frame with the Union Jack flag on the top of the building). In the foreground you can see the National Gallery of Scotland and to the right of the hotel is the Museum on the Mound.

Scottish Parliament Building at Dusk

Scottish Parliament Building at Dusk

This wide angle photograph taken at dusk shows the main entrance to the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Although it might have gone over budget and caused much controversy (as previously discussed) I find it an interesting building to photograph. If you look closely you can see a police officer / security guard in front of the sign, as he kept starring at me as I took photographs from across the street. I approached him before taking this shot just to double check I was fine taking a quick snap.

Sunken Statue at Gallery of Modern Art

Sunken Statue at Gallery of Modern Art

Some visitors my have seen my photographs from Antony Gormley’s Another Place and this statue is very recognisable from either my images or having visited Crosby Beach. This figure has been sunk into the pavement outside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and from here there is a lovely walk along the Water of Leith (a river in Edinburgh) to the town of Leith. There are 5 other statues along this walk and although I have walked by the river a number of times over the years I haven’t yet been able to photograph all 6 statues.