This view looks to the
east, from the West End of the Grassmarket. The Grassmarket lies in
the valley between
Edinburgh Castle (off the picture to the left) and
(off the picture to the right).
The Grassmarket in this
scene looks far more like a marketplace than it does today. Many of
the buildings have been retained but the large cobbled area in this view
has been divided into car parking on the left and a road running up the
right hand side.