More Views from the Museum Roof

The National Museum of Scotland is located on Chambers Street between W College Street and King George IV Bridge. From its Roof Terrace you can obtain a terrific 360 degree view of the city of Edinburgh. This first photo is looking north to the Royal Mile and St Giles’ Cathedral.


Looking north from the museum’s roof to St Giles’ Cathedral on the Royal Mile.

Click on any photo to see a larger version of that photo.

For this past week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I submitted a monochrome version (see here) the other day of the northwest view from the museum of Edinburgh Castle and the Hub. Here’s the color version:


Edinburgh Castle and The Hub from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland.

Here’s the view looking northeast to Calton Hill and its many monuments:


Calton Hill is northeast of the museum.

Holyrood Park’s Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat dominate the east view from the roof.


Looking east to the Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park.

The south view is mostly of the University of Edinburgh main campus. There was a lot of glare in the color version of this photo; so I converted it to monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro.


The museum roof’s south view. The circular building near the center of the photo is McEwan Hall, the graduating hall of the University of Edinburgh.

Looking west beyond the buildings directly across the street from the museum you get a glimpse of Greyfriars Kirk and its adjacent cemetery.


Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highlands Kirk. The church was founded by the Order of Franciscans whose members wore grey robes.

In this shot I got both the Greyfriars Kirk and Edinburgh Castle:


This northwest view includes both Greyfriars Kirk and Edinburgh Castle.

For this final shot the view is of the southwest with Alpine cinquefoil in the foreground.


The southwest view beyond the roof garden’s Alpine cinquefoil.

In my next posting we will go inside the museum.






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3 Responses to More Views from the Museum Roof

  1. chattykerry says:

    I can’t believe the sun was shining in Scotland. Are you sure you didn’t use a filter…😃

  2. We were lucky. It only rained once during the seven days we spent in Edinburgh and even on that day it was sunny until 6pm or so! We got wet a few times in Glasgow and it rained every day on our trip to Skye but then my best photos there were of the mountain scenery with rain clouds!

  3. Pingback: Our Favorite Museum in Edinburgh | Crow Canyon Journal

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