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The gallery contains photos of St Giles taken from various vantage points and at different times of the day and year. Click on the thumbnails to see larger sized photographs of St Giles cathedral. The picture size on average is 80kb.
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Thistle Chapel in St Giles Cathedral
Stone carvings in ceiling just outside the Thistle Chapel
Picture of St Giles cathedral from the Royal Mile
Sun shining through stained glass windows in St Giles
Photo of the crown of St Giles from the Museum of Scotland rooftop
Section of stained glass window on the south side of St Giles
Larger view of the stained glass window in Edinburgh's most important cathedral
Light effects through the windows behind the organ
Stalls for the knights of the Order of the Thistle
Picture of the south side of St Giles cathedral
Chapel inside St Giles
The massive stone structure of St Giles
Wood carvings in the Thistle Chapel
Picture of angel playing the bagpipe
Photo of the 4,000 pipe organ in the cathedral
Looking towards the great east window
St Giles's organ
Picture of the east face of St Giles cathedral
Ceiling and woodwork in St Giles' Thistle Chapel
Ceiling and woodwork in the Thistle Chapel
Light effects through windows
Stonework outside the Thistle Chapel in St Giles
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Photograph of the Balmoral Hotel with Calton Hill in the background, North Bridge to the right and the Firth of Forth in the far distance from the Scott Monument. Photo #G5546
Classic view of Edinburgh Old Town buildings taken from the open space above Princes Mall on Princes Street. Photo #3789
Picture of the medieval Edinburgh skyscrapers along Cockburn Street in Edinburgh Old Town taken from east Princes Street Gardens. Photo #3771
Origin of 'Edinburgh'
Tourists have problems with the name of Edinburgh. There are hundreds of ways people write it and the most common writings include 'edinburg', 'edinborough', 'edimburgh', 'edinbourgh', 'ediburgh', 'edinbugh', 'edinboro', 'edingburgh', 'edinbrugh', 'edimburg', 'edinburugh', 'edingurgh', 'edinbrough', etc.
According to the Scottish Place Names dictionary, the name Edinburgh means 'Fort of the Rock Face'. The 'edin' part comes from Scottish Gaelic and means 'rock face', while 'burgh' comes from Old English meaning stronghold.
Some more obscure (and quite funny) ways of writing Edinburgh include: edinburough, edingburg, edinbourg, edinburh, edinurgh, edenburg, edinbough, edinbourough, edinbrgh, edingborough, edenburgh, edinberg, edinborgh, edinborugh, edinburge, edinburhg, edingbourgh, etc.
Edinburgh is spelt Edimburgo in Spanish and Italian and Édimbourg in French.