Valentine Postcard

Leith Street and Calton Hill

Valentine Postcard

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Gile's Church

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sandra Cochrane, Consecon, Ontario, Canada


Leith Street and Calton Hill

Valentine Postcard

Thank you to Sandra Cochrane, Canada, for allowing me to reproduce this Valentine postcard, and to John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland for passing this copy of the postcard to me.

The View

This view appears to have been taken from the clock tower of North British Hotel at the east end of Princes Street (though my first impression on seeing this photo was that it looked as if it had been taken from even higher).  The NB Hotel would have been newly built when this photo was taken.

The view includes two main streets, with lots of pedestrians but very few vehicles.  The streets have tracks for the cable cars.

The streets are:

-  LEFT:  Leith Street leading to Leith Walk then Leith.

-  RIGHT:  Waterloo Place (right) an extension of Princes Street to the east.

Also in the photo are

-  LOWER LEFT CORNER:  Register House at East End of Princes Street

-  CENTRE LEFT CORNER:  St James Square, demolished 1960s

-  TOP:  Firth of Forth and coast of East Lothian.

-  UPPER CENTRE (between the two streets): Calton Hill and Monuments

Acknowledgement:  Sandra Cochrane and John Stewart:  July 20, 2010


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