view looks up the Royal Mile as it approaches the
road on the left is Johnson Terrace which leads down the hill
immediately to the south of Castle Rock.
road on the right is Castle
Hill, which can also be seen in this
view looking in the opposite direction.
The church, straight ahead with the high steeple was originally
known as Assembly Hall. It was built 1842-44 to house the
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
The building later became
Tolbooth St John's Church, Lawnmarket.
converted into 'The Hub', a venue for visitors to Edinburgh,
with Café, gift shops and an office for tickets during the
steeple provides is prominent Edinburgh landmark.