View to the SE from the tower of

St Stephen's Church

St Vincent Street, Stockbridge

Looking to the SE  -  2010

View from the top of the tower at St Stephen's Church, Stockbridge, looking SE - 2010

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                 Photograph taken:  August 12, 2010

 

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   View from the top of the tower at St Stephen's Church, Stockbridge, looking SE - 2010

 

View  from the tower of

St Stephen's Church

The View

This view looks to the SE from the tower of St Stephen's church, over the roofs of the New Town of Edinburgh, towards Arthur's Seat, the 823ft high extinct volcano about two miles away in Holyrood Park.

- The road on the right edge of the photo, leading up the hill to the south is St Vincent Street, leading into Howe Street.  Four streets can be seen leading off to the east. towards Dundas Street.  They are:

-  Cumberland Street, with the large new building on the corner.

-  Great King Street.  Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises are at No 68.

-  Northumberland Street.

-  Heriot Row, with the trees in Queen Street Gardens beyond.

-  Landmarks on the skyline can be seen on the above photo -  and  seen more clearly by clicking on the thumbnail above.

They are,  from left to right:

National Monument, Calton Hill.

Nelson Monument, Calton Hill.

St James Centre, shopping and office complex.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, undergoing restoration, shrouded in green.

- Clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel, formerly the North British Hotel, at the east end of Princes Street.

- Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park, rising behind the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel.

Melville Monument in the centre of St Andrew Square.

- Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, behind the Balmoral Hotel tower and Melville Monument

-  The spire of St Andrew & St George Church, George Street.

-  The spire of Tron Kirk, High Street.

-  The crown of St Giles Church, Royal Mile.

- The high steeple of The Hub, formerly Tolbooth St John's Church.

Zoom-in

Please click on the thumbnail image below to zoom-in for a closer view of Arthur's Seat and some of the landmarks on the horizon, and Arthur's Seat in the shade:

 View from the top of the tower at St Stephen's Church, Stockbridge, looking SE - 2010 

 

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