This photograph was taken on the afternoon that the Queen officially
opened the new Scottish Parliament Building - 9 October 2004.
Spectators, many of whom came to see the procession down the Royal Mile
earlier in the day, can be seen on the grass in front of the Parliament -
and one in the foreground in this photo.
The building at the extreme left with the white roof is Our Dynamic
Earth, a science exhibition to explain the processes that shape the
earth. The exhibition opened in 1999 as part of Britain's millennium