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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

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Around Edinburgh

Roslin

[Rosslyn or Roslyn on old maps and pictures]

About seven miles to the south of the centre of Edinburgh

 

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Roslyn Castle ©    Engraving from "Modern Athens"  -  Published 1829  -  Ruins of Roslyn Castle ©

ENGRAVINGS FROM 'MODERN ATHENS'
PUBLISHED 1829

Rosslyn Castle

J S & S, Edinburgh  - " St Giles" series postcards  -  Rosslyn Chapel ©

POST CARD

Rosslyn Chapel

B & R Postcard  - Rosslyn Chapel, with piper and Cameron tartan ©

POST CARD

Rosslyn Chapel  -  interior

B & R Postcard  - John Knox and associated buildings ©

POST CARD

John Knox and Rosslyn Chapel

Carte de visite of Roslyn Abbey by John Moffat  -  1876 ©

The back of a carte de visite of Roslyn Abbey by John Moffat  -  1876 ©

CARTE DE VISITE BY JOHN MOFFAT

Roslyn Abbey

 

More photos

Roslin Glen

Roslin Glen  -  Vlley of the North Esk River  -  about seven miles south of the centre of Edinburgh  November 2005 ©

 

Rosslyn

History

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, with its many religious and other carvings, stands on the edge of the Esk Valley, above Rosslyn Glen, about seven miles to the south-east of Edinburgh. 

It was built in 1446 by William St Clair, third and last Prince of Orkney and has been a place of pilgrimage over the centuries.

[The Rosslyn Association]

Around Rosslyn

Also in the area is:

-  Rosslyn Castle, visited by Robert Burns, 13 June 1786

Update

This BBC 'History of the World' web page refers to the visit by Burns on 13 June 1786, accompanied by the Alexander Nasmyth who made a small pencil sketch of Burns at the castle. 

Alexander's son, the artist James Nasmyth made a painting of the occasion from this sketch.

However, this  National Galleries Scotland web site page casts some doubt on the actual date of Burns' visit to the castle.

-  Hawthornden, visited by Queen Victoria Prince Albert, 14 Sept 1842.

[Rosslyn Exhibition at National Galleries of Scotland, ended July 02]

 

Rosslyn Chapel

Painters and Photographers

Dioramas

Louis-Jacques-Mandré Daguerre, before announcing his discovery of the Daguerreotype photographic process, in Paris in 1839, produced dioramas.  These were huge pictures, painted on transparent linen, which gave a spectacular effect when lit by combinations of light from in front and behind. 

One of his subjects, exhibited in Paris in 1824,  was Rosslyn Chapel.  The diorama (22 meters x 14 meters) has not survived, but an oil painting of the chapel by Daguerre (approx 1 sq. metre) still exists, and was exhibited at The National Galleries of Scotland in July 2002.

The chapel, both the exterior, and the interior with its elaborately carved Apprentice Pillar has been a popular subject for photographers an artists.  Here are a few.

Photographs

The chapel was photographed by:

Hill & Adamson, 1802-70, 1821-48, calotypists 1843-47

Roger Fenton 1819-1869, photographs 1856

George Washington Wilson 1823-1893, photographs c.1880

William Donaldson Clark 1816-1873, photographs c.1880

Paintings

Rosslyn Chapel was painted by:

David Roberts 1796-1864, watercolours 1820s-1840s and oil 1843

John Clerk of Eldin 1728-1812 drawings or paintings for engravings

Samuel Dukinfield Swarbreck, drawings or paintings for engravings

Hugh 'Grecian' Williams 1773-1829, painting 1795

John Thomson of Duddingston 1778-1840, amateur painter

Julius Caesar Ibbertson, paintings c.1800

Alexander Nasmyth 1758-1840 oil paintings, 1780s- 1800

James Nasmyth Son of Alexander oil paintings.

[Rosslyn Exhibition at National Galleries of Scotland, ended July 02]

 

 

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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