this view looking towards Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street,
the Mound led directly up the hill from Princes Street towards
the light coloured Bank of Scotland Head Office.
this view it can easily be envisaged how the mound had been
constructed. It was created with cart-loads of earth when
foundations were laid for the New Town of Edinburgh. The
earth was dumped into what used to be the North Loch and is now
Princes Street Gardens.