to the East - from the East End of Princes Street
This view looks to the East from close to
the East End of Princes Street, from the position where the Woolworths
Store stood for many years.
On the left is Steele's statue of the Duke
of Wellington on his horse. The top of
leading to Leith
Walk and Leith is immediately behind the statue.
The road straight ahead is
leading to Calton
Hill with its monuments, unfortunately obliterated on this card by
smudged ink from a franking machine.
leads out of the picture to the right.
The large building behind the cable car
entering Princes Street from North Bridge is the
General Post Office - or as
the comment written on this card says 'The Good Old Gen'.
This building is now  being converted into
offices but with the facade retained.