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Advocate's Close, Edinburgh - looking at St Giles Cathedral.

Taken on the same day as this other image just off the Royal Mile.

I have seen this image before but cannot remember where. Possibly a postcard although it is very similar to the cover of an Ian Rankin novel, "Fleshmarket Close". Rankin writes about the dark side of Edinburgh away from the souvenir shops and tartan clad buskers.

I have tried to convey a little darkness in this image. There are dozens of these closes - or alleyways - leading off the Royal Mile.

St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is Presbyterianism's Mother Church and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

It was here that John Knox preached.

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