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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

 

Photographic Journal

Tours Recommended

In the 1890s the fortnightly photographic journal, Photography, had a section entitled The Tourist in which readers were invited to recommend locations for photography.  The editor wrote:

"Preference will be given to those which deal in the clearest manner with the following points:

-  The objects of photographic interest, and the best times and points of view for taking them. 

To whom to reply for permission and when such is required.

Means of easy transit available. 

Some idea of hotels and such-like accommodation. 

Dealers and dark rooms available to the tourist.

 ... ." 

In the edition of 22 June 1893, two contributors, recommended a visit to Edinburgh.  Here are a few extracts from his notes.  Most of the the sites he recommends are virtually the same today, almost 120 years later.  Primrose wrote:

"Edinburgh is by far the finest city in the world for photographers.  The first thing to which the photographer naturally turns is the Palace of Holyrood, that ancient and royal abode of so many stirring memories.  The Palace makes a good picture, with the ruined Abbey Church at its side, and the fountain in front, Arthur's Seat appearing beyond."

"One may photograph in Queen's Park now without permission; it is full of romantic scenery; Duddingston Loch and two other lakes."

"The Prince Consort Memorial, Dean Cemetery, Dean Bridge, Botanic Gardens, St Mary's Cathedral, and Fettes College are all interesting and must not be forgotten by 'Half Plate'"

"If querist is fond of snap-shooting, he must go to the fish auction, at Newhaven, between seven and eight in the morning.  It makes a good picture with the "fish-wives" in their picturesque costumes.

"There are a number of dark rooms in Edinburgh.  Among them, there is one at AH Baird, 15 Lothian Street; another at James Buncle, 7 Hope Street; and another at Sydney Keith, 69 South Clerk Street.  All the above have stocks also stock plates, chemicals, paper &c."

A second contributor, Le Diademe, wrote:

"Near [Princes Street] are several fine statues worth taking, notably the Scott monument.  From here, a splendid view of the Edinburgh Castle and the rock may be had.  Permission had better be obtained from some of the officers in charge before commencing operations.

In front of Register House, a fine looking building, is the monument of the Duke of Wellington, one of the noblest equestrian statues in the world.

Duddingston Loch is at all times picturesque.  The church is an old Norman one.  Craigmillar Castle stands on a hill 1 1/2 miles south of Duddingston and is well worth a plate.

Just where the High Street widens is John Knox House, a very picturesque looking building.

Instantaneous shots of the soldiers on drill on the Esplanade may be obtained."

Excursions from Edinburgh may be made to Leith, visiting the docks, and take a boat to Forth Bridge [The Forth Bridge was completed 3 years  before this recommendation was made.], get off at Queensferry and spend a few hours until the next boat arrives, whence return to Leith.

Portobello, a fine watering place, three miles from Edinburgh, and Newhaven (two miles), a quaint looking fishing village, might be done in a day.

Plates and dark room at McClyne, 69 Nicolson Street, Mr McBean, 25 Albert Place or Mr Hume, 1, Lothian Street.  Lodgings can be obtained at cheap rates."

 

 

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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