Picture 1 above comes from an postcard published by A Vivian
Mansell & Co Ltd, Fine Art Publisher, London. This postcard
has not been sent through the post.
The caption on this postcard reads:
"Riddle's court - well
preserved example of sixteenth century architecture. Royal
Banquets held here in the reign of Stuart Kings. A refuge of
Jacobites after the '45 rebellion."
Most of the features on Photo 1 can also be seen on Photo 2
Now, in 2012,
the WEA (Workers' Education Association), an organisation that
provides a number of Adult Education Courses, is based in the
building in this picture.
The buildings here, like those in several other Edinburgh
closes, are currently being refurbished. On the left of this
picture, a brightly coloured, newly-painted wall can be seen.
There are also workmen's huts and scaffolding against the wall.