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Fire in the Old Town

7 December 2002

On the evening on Saturday 7 December, a fire broke out in the Cowgate in the Old Town of Edinburgh.  It extended to some properties in the South Bridge.  The first 4 photos and pictures below show the scene on Monday 9 December.

Please click here to see brief comments in the Guest Book concerning the fire, and here to see a map.

 

Edinburgh Old Town Fire -  December 2002

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Gilded Balloon in the Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  The Gilded Balloon, Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  The Gilded Balloon, Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  The South Bridge

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Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Dismantling the wall in Cowgate

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Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Dismantling wall in Cowgate (close-up)

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002   -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Dismantling wall in the Cowgate (close-up)

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -   December 2002  -  Fier in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  looking to the East along Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the Cowgate wall

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the Cowgate wall

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Photogarph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the Cowgate wall

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the Cowgate wall (close-up)

  For permission to reproduce any of the images on this page, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

DATES:   Fire 7-8 Dec, /   Photos 1,2,3,4  9 Dec, /  Photos 5,6,7  20 Dec  /  Photos 9,11,12  23 Dec  /  Photos 8,10  24 Dec

 

Later photographs:       The site is cleared       Edinburgh Festival 2003

 

The 'pictures' below are computer-produced.

They have been derived from the photographs using the Photoshop program.

 

 Edinburgh Old Town Fire  -  December 2002

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Gilded Balloon, Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  The Gilded Balloon, Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  The Gilded Balloon, Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  South Bridge

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  The Gilded Balloon frontage

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Dismantling the wall in the Cowgate

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Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Dismantling the wall in the Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  The Cowgate

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Dome of Edinburgh University Old College, North Bridge

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Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the wall iin the Cowgate

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Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the wall in the Cowgate

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Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  after the collapse of the wall in the Cowgate (close-up)

  For permission to reproduce any of the images on this page, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

DATES:   Fire 7-8 Dec, /   Photos 1,2,3,4  9 Dec, /  Photos 5,6,7  20 Dec  /  Photos 9,11,12  23 Dec  /  Photos 8,10  24 Dec

 

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