Nicolson Street

A continuation of South Bridge heading to the south

20-30 Nicolson Street  -  2008

20-30 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh  -   Photograph  taken 2008

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact                                          Photograph taken May 15, 2008


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    20-30 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh  -   Photograph  taken 2008 ©


20-30 Nicolson Street

This view looks across Nicolson Street to the buildings on the east side of the street.  The photo was taken from beside Nicolson Square gardens

I took this photo for one of the visitors to the EdinPhoto web site who told me that their gt. gt. gt. grandfather had a business at 24 Nicolson Street.

No.24 is now the door to the apartments on higher floors.  This door is situated between Palmyra Pizzas and Babelon Café in the photo above.

From left to right, the shops, restaurants and bank in this photograph are:

20 (brown)

Brown  stationers

22 (yellow)

Palmyra  pizzas


The Friendship Centre

26 (green)

Babelon Café

(red stone)

Royal Bank of Scotland  on the corner of Hill Place





Eric Gold

East London

Babylon Café / Larry's Café

Babylon Café is the Café painted lime green in the photograph above.  On seeing this photo, Eric Gold, now living in East London, wrote:

"Babylon Café used to be called Larry’s Café.  It was owned by Larry Demarco. It was a great wee Café.  My family used to say: 'I will meet you in Larry’s at whatever time'.

Larry was a great friend of our family and came from the Southside but I can’t remember where."

Eric Gold, East London:  May 31, 2008


More Recollections

Please see the Nicolson Street Recollections page for more comments about the buildings in this photo.


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