MM 3-39 The John Knox House on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

We were wandering along the High Street portion of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile one day last Spring when we came across the John Knox House and Museum. This shot will be my entry to this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.


The John Knox House on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Click on the photo to see a larger version of the photo.

The house was built around 1470 and is one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh. There is a strong possibility, though, that Knox never lived there. It seems that the house was destined to be demolished in 1849 but someone thought it once was Knox’s residence and so it was spared. But Knox’s main residence was in Warriston Close further up High Street.

Knox was a leader of the Reformation in the 16th century and is considered the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The Church now owns the house and it is part of the Scottish Storytelling Centre.  Admission is 5 pounds (4 pounds for old codgers like me; only one pound for kids). See here for more information.

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Check out her website to see what photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.



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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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1 Response to MM 3-39 The John Knox House on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Your picture shows again that a photo needs not be in color to be beautiful!

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