Stereo  Views

Archibald Burns

Head of West Bow

Stereo View by Archibald Burns  -  Head of West Bow, Edinburgh

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The back of a Stereo View by Archibald Burns  -  Head of West Bow, Edinburgh

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Head of West Bow

This view looks down the down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood.  The photograph has been taken from the foot of Castle Hill, part of the Royal Mile, beside Tolbooth St John's Church.

Tolbooth St John's Church

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Assembly Hall

St Giles Church can be seen in the background, on the left of the picture.

St Giles Church

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  St Giles Cathedral

West Bow was once the main route to Edinburgh Castle from the south.  It was a steel slope leading up the hill from the Grassmarket to Edinburgh Castle.

With the building of George IV Bridge and Victoria Street, there was no longer any need to negotiate the steep upper section of West Bow

 

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Enlargement of a Stereo View by Archibald Burns  -  Head of West Bow, Edinburgh

 

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