Portobello

View from the Pier

High Street  -  Looking west from beside St Giles Church

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jan Weijers, Netherlands

 

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   High Street  -  Looking west from beside St Giles Church

 

High Street

The Date?

Thank you to Jan Weijers, Netherlands for allowing me to reproduce this photo and other old photos of Edinburgh.

The photo above was taken by J Patrick.  Would this have been John Patrick (1830-1923) or his son, James (b.1863)?

-  John Patrick had photographic studios in Edinburgh,1884 to 1888
and possibly later.

-  John Patrick & Son had a studio in Edinburgh from 1890 to 1895.

-  John Patrick & Son had a studio in Edinburgh 1896 to 1912 .

-  James Patrick had studios in Edinburgh, 1895 to 1907.

I've not yet fully researched the date of this photo, but it must have been taken in 1888 or later.  (See 'Statue' paragraphs below.)  Perhaps somebody else will be able to do a little research and let me know what they find.

The View

 High Street  -  Looking west from beside St Giles Church

This photo was taken from the pier.  The pier survived for 46 years - from 1871 until 1917.

In this view, Portobello looks very industrial.  The chimneys and kilns of the potteries can be seen in the foreground.

Arthur's Seat, the 823 ft high extinct volcano in the middle of Holyrood Park, about 2 miles WSW of Portobello, forms the backdrop to this photo.

 

Portobello - Industry

Portobello

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