This very unique looking modern building was designed by Enric Miralles a Spanish architect and built between 1999 and 2004. Being the home of Scottish politics there was obviously quite a public outcry when it’s construction cost £414 million pounds in comparison to the estimated costs of between £10 and £40 million! That said I do think the building is photogenic, epically at dusk through a wide angle lens as above.
This statue is one of half a dozen interesting statues that stand on the edge of Princes Street and make for a great focal point with the famous Edinburgh Castle directly behind. Thomas Guthrie was a 19th Century philanthropist as well as being one of the leaders of the Free Church of Scotland. Made of Portland stone by the sculptor F. W. Pomeroy. Erected in 1910 the statue faces Castle Street.
Known as the “Water of Leith Village” this area immediately north west of Edinburgh was a successful grain milling hamlet for more than 800 years. Today Dean Village is a desirable residential area thanks to extensive redevelopment and restoration that began in the 1970’s. The above photograph was taken through glass from the Edinburgh Residence hotel very early on my last morning in the Scottish capital.
I have been inside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art a couple of times over the years and really enjoyed the exhibitions. On my most recent visit to Edinburgh however, I had the car with me and the intention to use it as much as possible in order to capture more photographs outside the city centre. Driving past the gallery one afternoon I noticed this neon sign above the main entrance saying “Everything is going to be alright”. I liked it a lot (obviously) so I returned on my last evening in Edinburgh to make sure I captured it at dusk.