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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

My Photos

Edinburgh Closes

in and around the Royal Mile

Royal Mile Closes

There are many closes leading to the north and south from the Royal Mile.  These are narrow passages between the high tenements.

Royal Mile Glossary

CLOSE:  An entrance to a tenement, also sometimes providing access to the rear of the building.  There was often a gate at the front entrance which was closed at night.

COURT:  A courtyard surrounded on all sides by buildings.

LAND:  A tenement block of flats.

PEND:  An archway.

VENNEL:  A lane or passageway.

WYND:  A thoroughfare, open from end to end.

Acknowledgement:  AA Pocket Guide to Edinburgh

Closes and Wynds

Wynds are narrow passages, often going up or down hill between high buildings, and linking streets at different levels.

Wikipedia:  answers.com wynd

Several of the narrow passages from Edinburgh's Royal Mile such as Anchor Close and Advocate's Close (below)  satisfy this definition of wynd, but are, nevertheless, named 'close'.

 

Advocates Close

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  August 2002  -  View looking out of Advocate's Close into the High Street  -  August 2002  -  Picture 1 ©

Advocate's Close

more photos

 

Anchor Close

Anchor Close  -  looking up the to the south towards Cockburn Street ©  

Anchor Close

Anchor Close  -  looking down the close towards the point where it crosses Cockburn Street ©

Anchor Close

 

Bakehouse Close

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Bakehouse Close ©

Bakehouse Close

 

Chessels Court

Chesse's Court in Edinburgh's Royal Mile  -  photographed September 2003 ©

Chessel's Court

 

Fleshmarket Close

Fleshmarket Close ©

Fleshmarket Close

more photos

 

Fountain Close

View from the southern end of Fountain Close  -  with cat ©

Fountain Close

 

James Court

Image derived from a photograph looking through East Entry to James Court towards the Royal Mile  -  Picture 2a ©

James Court, East Entry

more photos

Mid Enrty to James Court  -  Looking towards the Royal Mile ©

James Court, Mid Entry

 

Lady Stair's Close

Lady Stair's Close  -  Photographed June 2004 ©

Lady Stair's Close

more photos

 

New Assembly Close

High Street Entrance to New Assembly Close ©

High Street Entrance to New Assembly Close

 

Old Playhouse Close

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Old Playhouse Close ©

Old Playhouse Close

 

Riddle's Court

   Riddle's Court  -  Postcard from early-1900s ©

Riddle's Court

  Riddle's Court  - Photo 2012 ©

Riddle's Court

 

Sugarhouse Close

Looking through Sugarhouse Close towards the Royal Mile ©

Sugarhouse Close

more photos

 

Tweeddale Court

Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh Old Town, 1980s ©

Tweeddale Court

Tweeddale Court  -  Leading to the south from the Royal Mile, almost opposite John Knox House. ©

Tweeddale Court

Tweeddale Court  -  zoom-in ©

Tweeddale Court

 

Warriston Close

   Looking up Warriston's Close from Cockburn Street  -  December 2007 ©

Warriston's Close

 

 

Full Index

Views of Edinburgh

Princes Street views:
 Looking E         Looking W         Looking N + NE        Looking S

from Calton Hill        Preparing for the Trams        Princes Street Gardens

Other street views:
 Grassmarket         George Street          High Street        High Street closes        Leith Street
Lothian Road       North Bridge       Saint James Sq       
Waverley Bridge       More Streets

 

My Photos  -  All Subjects

Index to Photos

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks