Edinburgh Old Town
Leading to the east off South Bridge, opposite Chambers
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders,
Scotland: Photo May 24, 2009
Thank you to Steven Oliver for allowing me to
reproduce this photo of the cast iron lamp columns in Infirmary Street,
This view looks to the east down Infirmary Street:
- The building on the right is the former Infirmary
Street Swimming Baths, now converted to Dovecot Studios, with looms for
tapestry and exhibition space.
- The building straight ahead, at High School Yards,
is Edinburgh University's Department of Archaeology, built in 1777 for
High School to replace their earlier, but smaller, High School, built
Edinburgh University web
In front of High School
Yards, Infirmary Street turns to the left and becomes High School Wynd,
leading down to Cowgate, opposite
Lamp Posts Restored
two lamp columns on the left are by Falkirk Iron Co. The one
near the centre of the photo, on the opposite pavement, is by
MacKenzie & Moncur. There are various detail differences
between the products of these two companies, both on the columns
and the brackets.
around 2002, the bracket on the lamp post in the foreground was removed.
A replacement MacKenzie pattern bracket was fitted in autumn 2008.
I took the
photograph above in May 2009, not long after the new 'teardrop' lanterns
had been fitted.
Steven Oliver, Duns,
Borders, Scotland: January 5, 2011
Please click on the thumbnail image below to zoom-in on the top of the lamp post in the foreground of the photo
above. This is the column to which the new bracket was fitted in
autumn 2008. The bracket is still (at January 2011) painted in its
red oxide primer.