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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

Calton Hill

 

Photos

 Thomas Vernon Begbie

Late-1850s

    Looking East from the Scott Monument - Photograph by Begbie

Calton Hill
from
Scott Monument 

   Edinburgh Prison and Calton Hill - Photograph by Begbie

Calton Hill
and
Edinburgh Prison

   Nelson Monument on Calton Hill - Photograph by Begbie

Calton Hill
Nelson
Monument

 

Stereo Views

Stereo view by George Washington Wilson - Calton Hill from the North Bridge

Calton Hill from North Bridge

G W  Wilson

Stereo view by Douglas  -  Looking towards Calton Hill and Edinburgh Jail

Calton Hill and Edinburgh Jail

Douglas

GW Wilson stereo card  -  Calton Hill

Calton Hill from the south

G W Wilson

Stereo view of National Monument on Calton Hill  -  Universal Stereoscopic View Company

National Monument on Calton Hill
Universal Stereoscopic View Co
 

A stereo view by an unidentified photographer  -  Calton Hill and the Railway to the east of Waverley Station

Calton Hill and the Railway
Unidentified Photographer

 

Postcards

Postcard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  Calton Hill near the centre of Edinburgh

Reginald P Phillimore

Postcard in P W & M Vello Series  -  Calton Hill, Prison and Royal High School

PWM Vello Series

Hartmann Postcard of Calton Hill and Rock House with a Trade Advertisement for Postcards on the back

1870s Photo

 on an early 1900s post card

Hartmann

The back of a Hartmann Postcard of Calton Hill and Rock House - Trade Advertisement for Postcards

Advert for Postcards

 on the back of the Calton Hill postcard

Hartmann

Postcard by unidentified publisher  -  Calton Hill

1900s
Unidentified Publisher

1930s ?

Unidentified Publisher

Postcard by W &S  -  Calton Hill  -  posted 1904

1900s

WR&S

Valentine Postcard  -  Calton Hill and Leith Street

1904

Valentine

Postcard  -  Castle Series  -  Calton Hill

c.1900

Unidentified Publisher

 

Engravings

Modern Athens

1829

Engraving in Modern Athens  -  The Nelson Monument

Nelson Monument

Calton Hill

 Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The New Observatory and Playfair's Monument on Calton Hill

New Observatory

Calton Hill

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Calton Hill and North Bridge

Calton Hill

& North Bridge

Views from Calton Hill

Book of Engravings

Published 1847

Cover of a book of engravings, published 1847 - Views from Calton Hill

Book Cover

View to the NW - An engraving from a book of engravings published 1847

View to the NW

View to the North - An engraving from a book of engravings published 1847

View to the North

View to the NE - An engraving from a book of engravings published 1847

View to the NE

View to the SE - An engraving from a book of engravings published 1847

View to the SE

View to the South - An engraving from a book of engravings published 1847

View to the South

View to the SE - An engraving from a book of engravings published 1847

View to the SW

360 degree panormaic view from Calton Hill  -  created from a book of engravings, published 1847

360o Panorama
using all 6 of the engravings above

 

Engravings

Nelson's Pictorial View Book

c1870

Engraving from Nelson's Pictorial Guide Books  -  Calton Hill from Salisbury Crags

Calton Hill from Salisbury Crags

Engraving from Nelson's Pictorial Guide Books  -  Calton Hill

Calton Hill

 

Engravings

Engraving  -  Old & New Edinburgh

1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Looking east along Princes Street towards the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

Calton Hill

 from

West End of Princes Street

 

Advert

Trade Director

1867

Detail from an advert in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory  -   1867  -  Ritchie & Son, with a view from Calton Hill

John Ritchie & Son

View of Calton Hill

 

Recent Photos

 

Bonfire

December 30, 1994

Calton Hill, 30 December 1994  -  Bonfire and Warriors

Bonfire + Warriors

 

Bonfire and Fireworks

after the Torchlight Procession

December 2003

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29  December 2003

Calton Hill Bonfire

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

Calton Hill Bonfire

Bonfire at Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

Calton Hill Bonfire

Bonfire on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

Calton Hill Bonfire

Fireworks on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

Calton Hill Fireworks

Fireworks on Calton Hill  -  29 December 2003

Calton Hill Fireworks

 

Looking up to Calton Hill

October 2005

View from Greenside Place, beside the Omni Centre looking to Calton Hill

View from Greenside Place

 

Fireworks

after the Torchlight Procession

December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

Fireworks on Calton Hill, following the torchlight Procession to mark the start of Edinburgh's New Year Celebrations  -  29 December 2005

 

Torchlight Procession

December 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

Edinburgh New Year Celebrations  -  Torchlight Procession  -  December 29, 2006

 

Flying Kites

at the end of the Edinburgh Festival

September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

Kite Flying on Calton Hill  -  September 2007

 

Torchlight Procession

December 2008

Procession to Calton Hill  -  at Princes Street

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Princes Street

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Princes Street

Procession to Calton Hill  -  at Waterloo Place

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Waterloo Place

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Waterloo Place

Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008  -  Passing along Waterloo Place

Calton Hill Bonfire

Burning a Wicker Effigy of a Rampant Lion at the top of Calton Hill, at the end of the Torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

Torchlight Procession reaches Calton Hill  -  December 29, 2008

Burning a wicker effigy of a lion rampant on Calton Hill, at the end of the torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

Burning a wicker effigy of a lion rampant on Calton Hill, at the end of the torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

Calton Hill Fireworks

Fireworks on Calton Hill at the end of the torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

Fireworks on Calton Hill at the end of the torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

Fireworks on Calton Hill at the end of the torchlight procession  -  December 29, 2008

 

Fireworks

at the end of the Edinburgh Festival

September 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Edinburgh International Festival - Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, 2011

Torchlight Procession

December 2011

Torch Procession along Princes Street

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Torches on Calton Hill

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

National Monument

floodlit

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Nelson Monument

floodlit

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Old Observatory House

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Fireworks

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Bonfire

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Views from Calton Hill

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Looking North

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Looking West

Photo taken at Calton Hill on the evening of the Torchlight Procession  -  December 30, 2011

Looking South

 

Torchlight Procession

December 2012

    Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill, Edinburgh  -  December 30, 2012

North Bridge

    Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill, Edinburgh  -  December 30, 2012

North Bridge

    Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill, Edinburgh  -  December 30, 2012

Regent Road

Watching the Fireworks

    Torchlight Procession to Calton Hill, Edinburgh  -  December 30, 2012

Regent Road

Watching the Fireworks

 

Beltane Fire Festival

Commemorating the start of spring

31 March

each year

Calton Hill

Please click on the links below to read about the Beltane Festival and see photos of the Festival, taken on Calton Hill.

The Story      Photos 2006      Photos 2007      Photos 2008

Views FROM Calton Hill

GW Wilson stereo card  -  Princes Street from Calton Hill

Looking to the West

Princes Street

GW Wilson stereo card  -  Edinburgh from Calton Hil

Looking to the West

Princes Street and Castle

GW Wilson stereo card - Edinburgh Old Town from Calton Hill

Looking to the SW

Bridewell, Jail and Old Town

Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Edinburgh from Calton Hill

View Album of Edinburgh and District

Looking to the west

Edinburgh Jail and Princes Street

Tuck's "Oilette" postcard  -  Looking to the west from Calton Hill

Looking to the west

Dugald Stewart Monument

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Canongate from Holyrood Palace

Looking to the west

from the Nelson Monument

View to the SW from Calton Hill  -  summer 1950

Looking to the SW

Calton Hill and Princes Street

Photographic View Album of Edinburgh - Photograph of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Looking to the SW

Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street

 

Maps and Aerial Photograph

2nd New Town (Broughton)  and  Calton Hill

Edinburgh  -  1844  -  Map produced for the Society for the Dissemination of Useful Knowledge  -  Section G

1844

Edinburgh Map  -  1925  -  Section G

1925

Aerial Photograph  -  2001  -  Section G

2001

2003

Aerial Photograph  -  Looking to the NW across Calton Hill  -  6 December 2003

2003

Please click on any of the images above.  All three will appear on the same page.

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks