Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

The Mound

The Mound  -  from the roof of the Royal InstitutionEngraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Mound

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The Mound  -  from the roof of the Royal Institution

This view, from the roof of the Royal Institution looks up the Mound.

In the foreground are many old low buildings that were removed to allow the National Gallery of Scotland to be built in the 1850s.

In the centre of the picture towards the right is the Rotunda - where dioramas were shown in the 1840s.

In the background is the Old Town of Edinburgh, but with the Free Church of Scotland Offices still to be erected in 1844.

Please click here to see this view from the opposite direction  -  looking at the Royal Institution gallery from the Rotunda.

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'

 

 

 

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