These first photographs are more about dusk over the city than its own unique features Not quite a city of dreaming spires, but not a bad haul For the last of the run of Edinburgh pages, a sweep around the city picking up on some of its fine views that have been missed in previous pages. A circular panorama from Blackford Hill offers a slither of a view through 270 degrees, making the city look rather flat. An attribute of Edinburgh which many a beating heart would testify to being an illusion! Inevitably sunsets just have to be given space, my favourite being to the left of these words. Much of the variation in quality speaks of the fact that most of the images were taken on film some of which has not stood the test of time so well. Tower blocks in north Edinburgh Southwards and a winter sun setting Duddingston Loch offers peaceful twighlight seen from Arthur's Seat A golf course with space, but creeping in at the left blocks for flats to the south of the city Long lenses offer strange compositions. Here St Giles' Cathedral is accompanied by the dome of the Bank of Scotland with the Forth Bridge to the right and the pillars of the road bridge to either side of the hill
These two panoramas are each composites of four images taken from Blackford hill. Such wide angle shots render the city rather flat, lacking its characteristic hilliness.
Above, west to north; below north-east to south
Looking north-west across the city centre towards Fife. The North British Hotel, with its clock tower, dominates the right of the picture
Contrasting Roofscapes. The Old Town...
...Scottish Widows Building, South Side...
...the dome of General Register House
Looking east from the city centre
Leith and eastwards from the City Centre
power station was still working in 1974
This and the shots below show views from Murrayfield Golf Course, which not unreasonably claims the 'Best Views in Edinburgh'. Above, a winter's day looking east towards
and Portobello - this was taken in the 1990s and the power station has gone
A similar view taken in early spring
And in later spring the grass has recovered its vibrance
A similar view in the soft light of a winter's day
And here, full summer
Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat from Murrayfield
a touch over-lit in the twilight
Twilight across Edinburgh as the lamps come on
A suburb of Victorian housing spreads out towards (onetime) Craig House Hospital on Craiglockhart Hill
The view from the Castle towards the Pentland Hills -
new buildings of the financial area to the right
Leith tower blocks, echoed six miles away, across the
Firth of Forth
Looking south past the Observatory, on Blackford Hill, to the artificial ski slopes on the Pentlands
Looking east over central Edinburgh, an ageing photograph - having lost much of its colour, however, it features North Berwick Law dead centre, to the left of which, just visible, above the chimney, is its partner hill - the Bass Rock - which is the subject of the next page
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