This photo was taken from The Scott Monument in
August 2009. It looks along Princes street towards the West End as
new tram lines are being laid.
On the left are trees and flower beds in Princes
Street Gardens, with the Royal Scottish Academy separating East Princes
Street Gardens and West Princes Street Gardens at The Mound..
On the right is part of Edinburgh's New Town,
Princes Street in the foreground with Rose Street and George Street
further back, built in the 18th century.