Lawrence Photographic




Known as ‘The Athens of the North’ – Edinburgh is a beautiful city lying at the foot of the Pentland Hills and stretching out to the Forth Estuary at Cramond, Leith and Portobello.

These are images of Edinburgh and its surrounding districts, with the Royal Mile down from the Castle to the Palace and the Georgian New Town.

This album is forever growing and includes images of the people and diverse locations. Amongst them is the Calton Hill with ‘Edinburgh’s Disgrace’ the unfinished building resembling the Acropolis in Athens.

There is a section on one of the oldest graveyards in Edinburgh, which was brought to fame worldwide thanks to the Disney Film, ‘Greyfriars Bobby’ the story of a little dog that slept on his master’s grave in the graveyard. There is an image of the dog’s statue outside Greyfriars Churchyard. People often go to the cemetery during work breaks to eat their packed lunches.

The city still retains areas of darkened stonework from the days of coal fire chimneys belching out their smoke and the city is still fondly known by the locals as ‘Auld Reekie’.

I have neglected to take more images of Edinburgh City, something that I intend to rectify in the coming months.

There are other Edinburgh albums – including the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Butterfly Farm and the Edinburgh Zoo, which are all well worth viewing.

The photo web has been designed using Adobe Lightroom.

 Edinburgh Castle - Scotland