Looking down on

Princes Street

and Princes Street Gardens from Edinburgh Castle

1950s

looking down on Princes Street and the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens from Edinburgh Castle  -  1950s

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ally McGurk, from the collected photos taken by Ally and her father, Thomas M. McGurk

2007

View to the north from Edinburgh Castle  -  August 2004

 Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                            Photographed August 13, 2007

 

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     looking down on Princes Street and the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens from Edinburgh Castle  -  1950s

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   View over Edinburgh looking to the north from Edinburgh Castle  -   August 2007

 

Looking down on Princes Street

and Princes Street Gardens from Edinburgh Castle

These views look down on Princes Street and the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens from Edinburgh Castle.

People who have viewed the 1950s photograph on the Flickr web site have  commented on how small the trees in Princes Street Gardens were then, compared to their size today.  Comparison of the two photos above confirms this.

Some of the princes Street shops are the same in both photos. Other shops have been demolished and replaced over the intervening period.

Ally McGurk who provided this photo writes:

Date

"I'm not sure of the date, but I can see a tram trundling along Princes St, so that dates it a bit"

Ally McGurk, July 17, 2007

Trams and no roadworks, so it must be February 1956 or earlier.

Peter Stubbs:  August 6, 2007

Thank you to Ally McGurk, daughter of Thomas M McGurk for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  More photos taken by Ally and Thomas can be found on the Flickr web site.

 

Photos  -  Ally and Thomas M McGurk

Princes Street
from the S and SW

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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