Comparing the two photos
above, both taken looking across Dumbiedykes towards Edinburgh Castle from
Salisbury Crags, we can see how the old housing has been replaced by new.
I believe that most of the
demolition and rebuilding occurred in the late-1960s and early-1970s.
The same landmarks can be seen in the background in both photos.
They are (left to right) about a mile away form the camera:
- Seeples of St Cuthbert's and St John's churches at West End.
- Edinburgh Castle.
- Steeple of Tolbooth St John's church (now 'The Hub') at
- Tower of St Giles church.
About half a mile from the camera, between Edinburgh Castle and St
Giles church is the dome of Edinburgh University Old College.