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Recollections  -  Edinburgh New Town

Picardy Place

Picardy Place is near the top of Leith Walk.

It is a continuation of York Place.

   

Recollections by Gordon Smith

Netherlands

Thank you to Gordon Smith, singer, songwriter and guitarist, formerly of Edinburgh and now living in Netherlands, who wrote:

Cars Today

"My earliest memories of the old city are of Picardy Place, number 5, my Grandparents' home.

Sadly, where once those proud dwellings stood, only a big bronze foot remains, around which cars drive."

Sculptures on the pavement outside St Mary's Cathedral at the top of Leith Walk  - 'Foot'  by Eduardo Paolozzi

Horses & Carts

"Early in the the mornings, the sound of horse shoes and iron-clad cartwheels on the cobbled streets preceded that of the trams, and the city would awaken again."

Gas Lights

"I clearly remember the gas lights being lit in the stairway in the evenings, and the colour they gave."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Zoom-in to a statue of Sherlock Homes,  created by Arthur Conan Doyle who lived close to this spot at Picardy Place

"Before my arrival there(!), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle resided at number 11.  I was once fascinated to see a few seconds of early film which showed him sitting on the steps by, presumably, his front door.

The statue above is placed where the buildings on the south side of Picardy Place would have stood.  These have been demolished, but those on the north side are still standing.    - Peter Stubbs

Old Engraving

    Engraving from Modern Athens  -  hand-coloured  -  The Catholic Chapel at Picardy Place

"Although the buildings no longer stand, I am thrilled to see the engraving. Number 5 is on the extreme left in the picture, and that window on the second floor is one of three in 'the big room' of my Grandparents' house.  The entire section comprised six apartments."

The engraving above was published in 1829.  The view looks to the south from the top of Broughton Street.  The church in the centre of the picture is St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral.  The buildings on the extreme left are on the south side of Picardy Place and those on the right are on the south side of York Place.      - Peter Stubbs

Grandparents' House

"Granny and Grandad were Mr and Mrs Nicoll.  The only name of other occupants I remember is Valenti, on the third floor.

It's slightly ironic that, although we have photos taken from the inside of those windows, we are extremely grateful to an artist who, many years previous to our existence, gave us a view of the outside!

Gordon adds

Do you remember Picardy Place?

"If anyone recognises any aspect of this message, or even simply would like to communicate, please email me.

Thank you again.  Lang may yer lum reek!"

Gordon Smith, Netherlands:  Message in Guest Book, December 18, 2007

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks