Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags part 2

Part 2 of this bumper post and we’ll concentrate of the views from the Radical Road around Salisbury Crags.

Lets kick off with the view roughly south west over the Meadows, Bruntsfield Links and Morningside and the Grange.

Meadows

Meadows

You can get some great people shots this high up with unusual angles you can’t get anywhere else. The big lens compress’s the scene making the people and buildings look very close together.

Walking up high

Walking up high

Walking up high 2

Walking up high 2

Looking along the path where it starts to go back downhill, it’s a lot rougher from here on too. Over the city through you can see everything from Calton Hill to Edinburgh Castle in this shot.

The Radical Road

The Radical Road

It’s just a shame that some of the less attractive high rises dominate the foreground of pics form up here. Dumbiedykes in front, Regents Road running left to right at the top of the frame.

Dumbiedykes

Dumbiedykes

Edinburgh can be a city of spires depending on where you look. This is looking south west again. Blackford Hill with Braid Hill behind in the background, just on the extreme left you can see the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill.

Spires

Spires

Looking over the roofs of the west side of the city, the McEwen Hall dome and Edinburgh University buildings are to the front, the slope of the EICC building is to the right, the distintive chimney of the NHS Lauriston Place building just left of centre and Murrayfield Stadium and Corstorphine Hill to the back,

Over the roofs

Over the roofs

The old town with the belltower of St Giles dominating the view.

St Giles

St Giles

Another shot over the old town, Scott Monument spire to the back right.

Old town

Old town

Looking more towards the new town with the Balmoral Hotel in the centre of the shot. To the left of the clock you can see Cramond Island and to the right, the gas tower at Granton.

New Town

New Town

Looking right over the buildings of the old town, you can see the tops of the Forth Bridges in the extreme background.

All the way to the bridges

All the way to the bridges

Enjoying the views? Keep an eye out for part 3 with more from further round the Radical Road.

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One thought on “Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags part 2

  1. Great post. I’ve actually grown to like Dumbiedykes, and the big Viewcraig house, looking much better after a lick of paint. The estate blends in with the vertical flavour of the Canongate.

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