in Princes Street
Here is an
attractive photograph of the Scott Monument, with the National Galleries
and Edinburgh Castle behind. This photo was probably taken in the
late 1850s, as the National Gallery of Scotland - the one on the left -
was being completed and was about to be formally opened.
photograph, taken from the corner of South Saint Andrew Street and Princes
Street. An ornate lamp-post, an old coach and a horse-drawn cart can
be seen clearly on a
cobbled Princes Street.
there are also 'ghosts' on the pavement, suggesting that the scene may
have been far busier than at first appears, and that much of the detail
has been lost in the long time exposure.