view, from the roof of the Royal
Institution looks up the Mound.
the foreground are many old low buildings that were removed to
allow the National
Gallery of Scotland to be built in the 1850s.
the centre of the picture towards the right is the Rotunda
- where dioramas were shown in the 1840s.
the background is the Old Town of Edinburgh, but with the Free
Church of Scotland Offices still to be erected in 1844.
to see this view from the opposite direction -
looking at the Royal Institution gallery from the Rotunda.