Photograph from the Camera Obscura

The Royal Mile

Crowds gather to watch the street theatre

Crowds in the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Festival  -  August 2003

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 Photograph taken 9 August 2003

The Royal Mile

Crowds gather to watch the street theatre during the Edinburgh Festival on a sunny Saturday Afternoon in August 2003.

For the duration of the festival each year, the section of the Royal Mile from George IV Bridge (close to the 'Welcome" banners -  foreground) to Cockburn Street (close to the "Haste Ye Back" banner -  background) is closed to traffic and handed over to visitors to perform and watch street theatre

Lower right: Stalls selling goods, just as they did here in the 19th century.

Upper right:  Part of St Giles Church.

Top left corner:  The entrance to the City Chambers.


  Royal Mile Crowds during the Edinburgh Festival, 2003  -  as seen from the Camera Obscura

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Camera Obscura

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The Camera Obscura at the top of the Edinburgh Royal Mile


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Panoramic View of Edinburgh from the Camera Obscura  -  May 2004