View to the west from

The Scott Monument

Looking to the west

Princes Street Gardens, the Royal Scottish Academy and Princes Street

August 2009

View from the Scott Monument, looking west -  August 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                   Photograph taken August 13, 2009

 

Enlarge this photo

   View from the Scott Monument, looking west -  August 2009  

 

View to the west from

The Scott Monument

Looking towards the West End

This photo was taken from The Scott Monument in August 2009.  It looks along Princes street towards the West End as new tram lines are being laid.

Royal Scottish Academy

In the foreground on the left are:

 -  Royal Scottish Academy, one of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.  A large stone figure of Queen Victoria is seated on the roof of the RSA, facing to the north, looking up Hanover Street.

-   An open square to this side (east) of the RSA.  This shows that the photo was taken during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  There are tented stalls, performers and spectators here.

Princes Street Gardens

Beyond the Royal Scottish Academy are West Princes Street Gardens, and Castle Rock on the extreme left of this photo.

Lothian Road

Lothian Road runs across the top of the photo.  The buildings on Lothian road seen here are:

-  Standard Life Assurance Company's Head Office.  This is the light stone building with two domes. It is on the corner of Lothian Road and the Western Approach Road.

-  Caledonian Hotel.  This is the long red stone building extending down Lothian Road to the West End of Princes Street.  St Cuthbert's Church can be seen in West Princes Street Gardens, in front of the Caledonian Hotel.

 

The Scott Monument

Views from the Scott Monument

Around Edinburgh

 

__________________