Edinburgh 'Then' and 'Now'

South Bridge

and Edinburgh University

Early-1900s

W R & S Ltd photographs from the early 1900s  -  South Bridge and Edinburgh University

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2007

Photograph by Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh  -  2007  -  South Bridge and Edinburgh University

  Copyright: Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh - with minor Photoshop adjustments

 

1.

Photo  -  Early-1900s

This view, looks to the north down South Bridge, which leads into North Bridge then to the East End of Princes Street, about half a mile away.

The cable-car tracks (with the central line through which the cable car's gripper passes to grip the cable) can be seen on the cobbled streets.  There are more pedestrians than traffic.

Edinburgh University is the building on the left with the dome. 

The church beyond the University is the Tron Kirk at the junction of South Bridge and the Royal Mile.

This photograph appeared in the W R & S Ltd album,
 "Edinburgh and Vicinity"

    Cover of a W R & S Album of Photographs  -  published in the early 1900s

 

2.

Photo  -  2007

Thank you to Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh, for taking this recent photo from the same location.  This is one of several photos that Sarah has taken, comparing Edinburgh 'Then' and 'Now'.  Sarah's photos have been added to the Flickr web site.

-  If you click on this Flickr link it should take you to a page showing  Sarah's photos.

-  Then you can click on the individual photos to enlarge them and read the comments that people have written about them.

 

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