This view looks to the SE from the tower of
St Stephen's church, over the roofs of the New Town of Edinburgh, towards
Arthur's Seat, the 823ft high extinct volcano about two miles away in
- The road on the right edge of the photo, leading up the hill to the
south is St Vincent Street, leading into Howe Street. Four streets
can be seen leading off to the east. towards Dundas Street. They
- Cumberland Street, with the large new building on the corner.
- Great King Street. Edinburgh Photographic Society's
premises are at No 68.
- Northumberland Street.
- Heriot Row, with the trees in Queen Street Gardens beyond.
- Landmarks on the skyline can be seen on the above photo -
and seen more clearly by clicking on the thumbnail above.
They are, from left to right:
- National Monument, Calton
- Nelson Monument, Calton
- St James Centre, shopping
and office complex.
- Scottish National Portrait Gallery,
undergoing restoration, shrouded in green.
- Clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel,
formerly the North British Hotel, at the east end of Princes Street.
- Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park,
rising behind the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and clock tower of
the Balmoral Hotel.
- Melville Monument in the
centre of St Andrew Square.
Crags in Holyrood Park, behind the Balmoral Hotel tower and
- The spire of St Andrew & St George
Church, George Street.
- The spire of Tron Kirk,
- The crown of St Giles Church,
- The high steeple of The Hub, formerly Tolbooth St