This view looks
along Princes Street towards the Balmoral Hotel, formerly the
British Hotel, and the monuments on Calton Hill.
was taken from upstairs on a No 10 bus, as it passed the
in Princes Street on a fine day in March 2006.
Here is a view taken from a balcony
immediately to the left (off the picture) by George Washington Wilson in
1860, about 40 years before the North British Hotel was built: