Looking north up West Bow towards Victoria Street

from the east end of

Grassmarket

September 2007

Looking up West Bow towards Victoria Street from the East End of the Grassmarket

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                     Photograph taken: September 11, 2007

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       Looking up West Bow towards Victoria Street from the East End of the Grassmarket

 

West Bow and Victoria Street

West Bow

This view looks to from the Grassmarket towards the shops and houses in West Bow at the eastern end of the Grassmarket.

West Bow used to be the only approach to Edinburgh Castle from the south.  It was a steep, winding street, but its upper part was replaced by Victoria Street when George IV Bridge was built in the early 19th century.

Victoria Street

Victoria Street, with Victoria Terrace above it, curves round to the right in the background of this photo

Grassmarket

In the foreground is the east end of the Grassmarket with its telephone box, police box and raised area where the public hangings used to take place.

Here is another photo taken from the same position in the Grassmarket:

Looking up West Bow towards Victoria Street from the East End of the Grassmarket

 

 

 

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