It will be with this and the remaining Edinburgh city probes that my descriptions will come unstuck. As I look at the photos, I retain a vivid memory of what I saw; less clearly an idea of where I was when I saw it; but very little memory of street names to attach to an image. Names like Johnston Terrace, Westport, Grass Market and Lawn Market remain in my memory, but I can’t remember which images were the ones that I took in those streets. I’ll do my best, but better-informed readers are welcome to correct me where I err.
It’s probable that most people would chastise me for choosing the Scott Monument as my featured photo, but it was the first major monument to demand my attention as I descended from Calton Hill to Princes Street. It was also the final monument that I photographed before leaving Edinburgh for home.
To make up for not including it as first choice, I submit this shot of Edinburgh Castle as probably the most famous building in Edinburgh. I seem to remember taking this shot shortly after climbing up Granny Green’s steps.
I’m fairly sure that the photograph above is Edinburgh University New College, high on The Mound – Perhaps Mound Place.
St Giles’ Cathedral – High Kirk of Edinburgh (above), is on the High Street section of the Royal Mile.
I could well be wrong, but I think that this is the Lloyds Bank Edinburgh HQ on The Mound seen from the rear.
The image above is one that I took from Princes Street Gardens. I understand it to be The Museum on The Mound. Again, I’m not sure but I think that this is the front of the Lloyds Bank building in the previous photograph – perhaps the two share the building in some way.
The Scott Memorial – probably as famous an image of Edinburgh as you could wish for. I’ve already included one image of this monument as my featured photo. I took the two shots above from Princes Street Gardens, before walking around the corner to the Edinburgh Waverley railway Station to catch my train home.