Looking to the west along

Drummond Street

1975

Police Box at the corner of Drummond Street and Pleasance

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alex Jackson, Mortonhall, Edinburgh:  March 1, 2011

2011

Police Box at the corner of Drummond Street and Pleasance

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alex Jackson, Mortonhall, Edinburgh:  March 1, 2011

 

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    Looking to the north down The Pleasance towards St Mary's Street

1975

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    Looking to the north down The Pleasance towards St Mary's Street 

2011

 

Drummond Street

1975 and 2011

Thank you to Alex Jackson for sending the two photos above that he took of Pleasance, 36 years apart.  Both photos look to the east along Drummond Street from Pleasance.

Between 1975 and 2011:

-  The old grey police box on the corner of the street has been given a new coat of paint.  A small exhibition was held in this police box during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2010.

-  The old telegraph poles on top of the wall can no longer be seen.  If they are still there, they are hidden amongst the trees.

-  The individual parking meters on the pavement, possibly fairly newly installed in 1975, have been removed and replaced by parking ticket machines, each covering many parking spaces or other parking restrictions.

-  The tenements and shops on the extreme right of the photo, that were build against the Flodden Wall, part of Edinburgh City Walls, on the west side of Pleasance have been demolished.

These shops can also be seen in this photo, taken from Pleasance, looking to the north towards St Mary's Street.

Looking to the north down The Pleasance towards St Mary's Street

-  The street remains cobbled, and the silhouette of buildings on the north side of the street, towards the former Rutherford's Bar, looks very similar in both photos.

 

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