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Statue of

The Duke of Wellington

in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street

View to the west along Princes Street       -       Late afternoon,  January 2007

Duke of Wellington statue in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street  -  4.48pm on January 26, 2007

© Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                      Photograph taken January 26, 2007 at 4.48pm

 

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   Duke of Wellington statue in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street  -  4.48pm on January 26, 2007 ©

 

Statue of

The Duke of Wellington

This statue is known as "The Iron Duke (Duke of Wellington) in bronze by Steele". 

The statue sits in front of Register House and face south, looking down North Bridge.

This view looks to the west along Princes Street from the top of Leith Street.  The statue is in the foreground with the spire of the Scott Monument behind it.

Scott Monument

The Scott Monument from the East End of Princes Street  -  4.50pm on January 26, 2007 ©

The Balmoral Hotel (formerly the North British Railway Hotel is on the left of the picture, and a Wimpey Bar (formerly Woolworths) is on the right of the picture.

 

Statue of

Copenhagen

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who wrote:

Writing a Terrible Injustice

"Looking at your photo of the statue of the Duke of Wellington in front of Register House reminds me itís time to correct a terrible injustice."

Wellington's Horse, 'Copenhagen'

"While the famous Iron Duke always gets top billing, his noble steed rarely gets a mention.  Itís time Wellingtonís horse, Copenhagen, deservedly got his rightful share of the limelight.

Copenhagen was a 15 hands chestnut stallion who faithfully carried Wellington around the field of Waterloo for 18 hours on the day of the battle.

He was 28 years old when he died in 1836 and was buried with full military honours at the Dukeís country estate at Stratfield Saye."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland,  July 26, 2009

 

 

Statue of the Duke of Wellington and Copenagen

Thank you Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh who wrote:

Sir John Steele

"The statue was designed by Sir John Steele (1804-1891).  He was born in Aberdeen.  The statue was erected in 1852.

Sir John also sculpted these statues in Edinburgh:

-  Sir Walter Scott

-  Allan Ramsay

-  Prince Albert

-  Queen Victoria."

Sir John was appointed as sculptor to Queen Victoria in 1844 and was Knighted in 1876.

When I was young, I heard that he made a mistake when making the statue of the Duke of Wellington and Copenhagen and omitted the fetlocks."

Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh:  July 28, 2009.

 

 

Edinburgh Photos - January Princes Street

Around Edinburgh

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks