Thank you to Alex Jackson for sending the two photos above that he took
of Pleasance, 36 years apart. Both photos look to the east along
Drummond Street from Pleasance.
Between 1975 and 2011:
- The old grey police box on the corner of the street has been
given a new coat of paint. A small exhibition was held in this
police box during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2010.
- The old telegraph poles on top of the wall can no longer be
seen. If they are still there, they are hidden amongst the trees.
- The individual parking meters on the pavement, possibly fairly
newly installed in 1975, have been removed and replaced by parking ticket
machines, each covering many parking spaces or other parking restrictions.
- The tenements and shops on the extreme right of the photo, that
were build against the Flodden Wall, part of Edinburgh City Walls, on the west side of Pleasance
have been demolished.
These shops can also be seen in this photo, taken from Pleasance,
looking to the north towards St Mary's Street.
- The street remains cobbled, and the silhouette of buildings on
the north side of the street, towards the former Rutherford's Bar, looks
very similar in both photos.