Marine Gardens, Portobello, were
created in 1909 using many of the buildings that had formed the Scottish
National Exhibition at Saughton Park in 1908.
The postcard above is unusual in being a real photograph.
Many of the postcards of the Scottish National Exhibition and of
Portobello's Marine Gardens were artists' impressions, like the two below:
Scottish National Exhibition 1908
Marine Gardens 1909
This view looks towards the
north-west, with the Island of Inchkeith, near Leith and a steamer in the
Firth of Forth in the background.