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High Kirk

By Philip_H
St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.

V1 shows part of the west front of St Giles' Cathedral, more properly termed the High Kirk of Edinburgh. The church has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for approximately 900 years. The present church dates from the late 14th century, though it was extensively restored in the 19th century. On the left hand side, in front of the cathedral, is part of the statue base to the 5th Duke of Buccleuch.

V2 & V3 show some selected detail on the outside of the cathedral, including a gargoyle (V3).

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Heads'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Edinburgh Architecture High street Gargoyle Royal mile West front High kirk St giles cathedral Stone sculpture West Parliament Square High Kirk of Edinburgh

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Comments


nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
6 Jan 2013 4:17PM
V1 is a finely composed image and I especially love the lace work like appearance of the panes at the back. V2 and 3 are nice details.

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Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 4:18PM
Super set of images - I always learn something new when I look at your images, thanks for the information.
6 Jan 2013 4:21PM

Quote:V1 is a finely composed image and I especially love the lace work like appearance of the panes at the back. V2 and 3 are nice details.

I agree.
Effrossini
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 4:25PM
You have a wonderful gift for selecting the composition out of the bigger picture. V2 & V3 fill out the story (I do appreciate it when people use the multiple upload constructively), but V1 is the star. Cool, disciplined lines within the perfect square.
Moira
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
6 Jan 2013 4:25PM
An amazing cathedral, Philip, very intricate detail, another fine set of images. Carol
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 4:59PM
the work in these Cathedral's is a lasting testament to the masons of the past....... detail in minutae.

GarethSmile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 5:01PM
Three wonderfully observed images which provide one with a pictorial reference to sit comfortably alongside the interesting and informative foreword Phillip.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Jan 2013 5:06PM
Thanx for your informative guided tour of this amazing building Philip !! Excellent !!
xwang 7 55 8
6 Jan 2013 5:16PM
Beautiful set.. I like V2&3.. because I can see the nice detail better...V1 is necessary,it gave me a general idea... Thanks!Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Jan 2013 6:17PM
An excellent sectional capture in v1, Philip, but I do like the detail of the unusual inset sculpture of v2.

Dave
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 6:21PM
I agree with Moira, and like the elements that you've included in V1. My second favourite is V2, which I assume are three young choristers.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Jan 2013 11:39PM
This time I can say I know the place! Love the comp of V1 and those wonderful details. An altogether very pleasing set. You do produce excellent images!

Ann
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Jan 2013 12:39AM
This fits into the square so very nicely-- brilliant idea!
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:55AM
Stunning detail in this set. Love the gargoyle in V3.
Carole
Mototaur 4 31 England
7 Jan 2013 2:06PM
V3 great gargoyle photo Smile Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Jan 2013 1:47PM
A brilliant set bet those windows look magnificent from the inside, lovely carvings all, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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