Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Feeling lazy so I’ll take the easy way out this week and choose another photo from Edinburgh for this week’s challenge, atop.  This is a fairly regular view from “atop” one of the hills surrounding Edinburgh.  Although it is a normal view for postcards, you can understand why it is popular as it gives you a nice vantage point for the primary sights of the city.  In particular, the clocktower on the right centre of the photo is on the beautiful Balmoral Hotel, to the right of that is the Scott memorial (to Sir Walter Scott), and to the left is the Edinburgh Castle high on another hill.  I normally don’t like to take views from above cities (skyscrapers or observation towers) because they seldom provide a view into the character of the city.   I think this view is different in that it is not high enough to hide the character of the main buildings and it provides a nice overview of where everything is……

Nice view of Edinburgh’s sights

I should mention that the memorial in the foreground is to Dugald Stewart, a Scottish mathematician and philosopher of the 17 and 1800s.

14 responses

  1. Edinburgh is a great city to view from atop or at street level. You’ve captured it well from atop.

    March 15, 2017 at 10:08 am

  2. That’s worthy of being on a postcard, Scott. Just as many tourist spots are popular for a reason, so many postcard shots are there because they’re beautiful.


    March 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    • Thanks Janet – In most cases at well visited and photographed areas I look for a different and fresh view – but sometimes you just need to take the common shot and enjoy it as your own…. 🙂

      March 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

  3. That is a great picture, Scott. And how the slanting sun falls on the face of some buildings..

    March 16, 2017 at 9:29 am

    • Thanks Madame – I enjoyed the photography on your site also!

      March 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

      • Thank you much, Scott, for stopping by my blog.

        March 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

  4. Beautiful capture – definitely shows the character of the city. Well done.

    March 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

    • Thanks Tina – it is a wonderful city with warm and interesting people!

      March 18, 2017 at 11:26 am

  5. Amazing! Can’t wait to get there myself!

    March 19, 2017 at 3:59 am

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  7. Nice photo!

    May 17, 2017 at 5:19 am

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