Holyrood Palace
 and Abbey

from Calton Hill

Photographs by J Patrick, J Valentine and G W Wilson

Holyrood from Calton Hill                               -                            Photographer:  J Patrick

Albumen Print of Holyrood Palace and Abbey from Calton Hill  -  James Valentine  -  1878 or earlier

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Nick Tilley, Oakley, Hampshire, England.

Holyrood from Calton Hill                           -                     Photographer James Valentine

Albumen Print of Holyrood Palace and Abbey from Calton Hill  -  James Valentine  -  1878 or earlier

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Holyrood Palace & Arthur's Seat       -       Photographer:  George Washington Wilson

George Washington WIlson's Albumen Print of Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Holyrood from Calton Hill

Three Photographers

I found it interesting to see just how similar these three photos were to each other. 

The Foreground

Many of the old postcards of Holyrood Palace and Abbey show little or no foreground detail, so I found it interesting to see the three photos above, with their squarer format, including some of the houses in Low Calton in the foreground.

 Postcard published by WH, Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

Looking at the foreground detail, including the house below the palace with chimneys on its gable ends (lower centre in each of the photos at the top of this page) it seems that all three photos must have been taken from very similar positions.

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   James Valentine

    Albumen Print of Holyrood Palace and Abbey from Calton Hill  -  James Valentine  -  1878 or earlier

G W Wilson

   George Washington Wilson's Albumen Print of Holyrood from Calton Hill

J Patrick

  

 

 

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