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.

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Found on a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland is the wonderfully photogenic Eilean Donan Castle. Although restored in the early 20th century there has been a fort on this island since the 13th century. Aside from Edinburgh Castle it is arguably the most famous castle in the Highlands. Sadly I have only visited it once but hope to revisit one day.

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.