This photo was taken shortly before a storm on the
afternoon of June 16, 2009, as Princes Street was being prepared for tram
lines to be laid. The photo was taken from near the junction of
Princes Street and Frederick Street, looking to the SW, with the
storm clouds gathering over the West End of Princes Street.
Edinburgh Castle can be see on Castle hill on the
skyline towards the left of the photo. The tower of St John's Church
at the West End of Princes Street can be seen close to the right-hand edge
of the photo.
The first lines had been
laid, about half a mile to the west in Princes Street a couple of days
before this photo was taken.