Princes Street

Elephant Parade

Around 1952

Elephant Procession, Princes Street, around 1952

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland                                    Photographer David Cairns


Princes Street

Elephant Parade

Thank you to Jim Cairns for providing this photograph, taken by his dad, David Cairns.  The photo is of an elephant parade in Princes Street.  The parade is heading towards the West End and was close to the junction with Frederick Street when this photo was taken.

In the background (left to right are):

-  Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

-  Clock Tower of the North British Hotel

-  upper part of the Scott Monument

-  Royal Scottish Academy, at the foot of the Mound.

-  Head Office of Bank of Scotland, near the top of the Mound.

Jim wrote:

"There is a tram on the left of the picture, so we must all be standing on one of the Tram-stop islands, about 1952, I guess."

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife;  October 14, 2008


Princes Street,  Looking East

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