description on the back
of this card reads:
Canongate is one of the most historic streets of Edinburgh. It is
about a third of a mile long and connects the Castle with Holyrood Palace,
having existed at a thoroughfare as long as the city itself."
(In fact it is
the Royal Mile that connects the Castle and Palace, and the Canongate is
just one section of the Royal Mile.
- Peter Stubbs)
Although today the locality where are
assembled most of Edinburgh's poor, in days past it was the most
fashionable street in the city and, says Chambers, has "borne upon its
pavement, all that is beautiful, all that is gallant, all that has become
historically interesting in Scotland for the last 600 or 700 years."