PhotosofEdinburgh.com

Flash drive costs only £20

 

You will have no doubt taken lots of photos during your visit to Edinburgh, but you will not have seen all of Edinburgh.  With the Photos of Edinburgh flash drive you can look at 1,000 photos of all that Edinburgh has to offer, as well as the top landmarks.  There is also a concise 82 page history of Edinburgh included on the flash drive.  Every entry has a corresponding colour photo.  It is taken from from the popular book Edinburgh City Beautiful which was published in 2006. 

How the flash drive works -  
 
The text and the photos are the ones used in the ebook Edinburgh City Beautiful. 
 
You can find the photo you like, for example Edinburgh Castle.  The code for this one is 4 2 (148)
 
 
You then search the word document for 4 2 (148) and you will find out information about Edinburgh Castle.
 
 

The photos are high resolution, around 3MB in size, have dimensions of 3000 x 2008 and 300 dpi, both horizontal and vertical. 

You can now buy it direct from Amazon;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VMCMB0M


The flash drive costs only £20 and can be bought here.  This includes free postage and packaging. 

Photos of Edinburgh

You can view 100 sample photos from the flash drives here

Areas included on the flash drives are:

Botanic Gardens               North of Queen Street             Princes Street to Queen Street

Princes Street Gardens        West end            East end               Old town

Castle           Royal Mile           Lawnmarket       High Street         Canon Gate

Grassmarket      Calton Hill            Holyrood             Tollcross

 

Below is some sample photos and text from the flash drives. 

EDINBURGH CASTLE

Edinburgh History and Edinburgh Castle begins on the rock on which Edinburgh Castle stands. The rock was formed 70 million years ago. Recent archaeological excavations in Edinburgh Castle have uncovered evidence that Bronze-Age man was living on the rock as long ago as 850 BC. Two thousand years ago, during the Iron Age, the rock had a hill-fort settlement on its summit. Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress which, from its position atop Castle Rock, dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh, and is Scotland's second most visited tourist attraction, after the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. As it stands today though, few of the castle's structures pre-date the 16th century, with the notable exception of St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, which dates from the early 12th century. The Castle has a strong connection with the Army.  Sentries still stand watch at the castle gatehouse between 6pm and 9am, with responsibility for guarding the Honours of Scotland.  Against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle on the esplanade, the world famous Massed Pipes and Drums together with the Massed Military Bands of the Band of the Royal regiment of Scotland were amongst those who took part in the 2007 Military Tattoo in August 2007. 

 

 

Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.  The acropolis is in fact an unfinished monument - originally called the "National Monument". Initiated in 1816, a year after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, it was meant to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens, as a memorial to those who had died in the Napoleonic Wars. Building began in 1822, but funds ran dry and celebrated Edinburgh architect William Playfair only got to see a facade of his building completed. It was dubbed "Edinburgh's shame" at the time, but it's now a popular landmark and it's a lot of fun crawling up and down its giant steps. Plans to complete the building never really get much support.

 
 

Scott Monument is over 200 feet high and was built in 1844 as a tribute to Sir Walter Scott by George Kemp.   Sir Walter Scott sits with his favourite deerhound Maida beside him.  It was carved from a single 30 tonne block of white Italian marble.  Around the Monument are sixty four characters from Sir Scott?s novels.  Scott was the author of the Waverley Novels.  The monument is opened throughout the year.   It is possible to climb the 290 step staircase to have breath taking views over the city.

 

 
 
 

OLD TOWN

The Old Town of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has preserved its medieval plan and many Reformation-era buildings.  One end is closed by the castle and the main artery, the Royal Mile, actually made up of four distinct streets named Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street and the Canongate, leads away from it, down to the now-ruined Holyrood Abbey. Narrow closes (alleyways), often no more than a few feet wide, lead downhill on either side of the main spine in a herringbone pattern. Large squares mark the location of markets or surround major public buildings such as St Giles Cathedral and the supreme courts. Other notable places include the Scottish Parliament Building, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, the Royal Museum of Scotland, Surgeons' Hall, the University of Edinburgh, and numerous underground streets and vaults, relics of previous phases of construction. The street layout, typical of the old quarters of many northern European cities, is made especially picturesque in Edinburgh, where the castle perches on top of a rocky crag, the remnants of an extinct volcano, and the main street runs down the crest of a ridge from it.

 
 


 

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