Photography Project - Edinburgh at Work
Pictures on the walls of the bar at
19 West Register Street, near the East End of Princes Street
© Copyright: Peter Stubbs. Please contact email@example.com Photograph taken1 November, 1993
Here we zoom in on one of the large pictures, made up of glazed tiles, displayed on the walls of the main bar at the Café Royal, 19 West Register Street, Edinburgh.
This picture is of Benjamin Franklin operating a printing press.
Here is another picture of a printing press. This is a photo taken in 1992 at Speedspools printing works, Gayfield Place Lane, the last monotype printing company to operate in Edinburgh. Speedspools closed down a few years after I took this photo.
Pictures on Pub Walls
The Café Royal
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh
There are six framed pictures, each measuring about 6ft high x 5ft wide and made up of glazed tiles, around the walls of the Café Royal bar.
A plaque reads:
The titles of the pictures are:
1. William Caxton,
Citizen of London, mercer, brought Printing to England, 1476
2. Benjamin Franklin, printer,
distinguished i science and politics
Peel makes his first experiment in Calico Printing.
Faraday, Discoverer of Electro Magnetism
5.. George Stevenson - There
is no limit to the speed if the works can be made to stand
6. James Watt, inventor
of the Steam Condensing Engine and his partner, Matthew Bolton
Leith Public Houses
Near the foot of Easter Road, Leith
There are three large pictures on the walls, each made from painted tiles, depicting scenes from the history of Leith:
1. Mary Queen f Scots landing at Leith Pier, 1561
2. King George IV landing at Leith Pier, 1822
3. The People's Purse, racing at Leith Sands, 1852
Leith Public Houses
Near the foot of Leith Walk, Leith
Around the walls of the Central bar, there are:
- six large mirrors
- two large panels of patterned glazed tiles
- 4 large panels of patterned glazed tiles, each enclosing a picture about 2ft wide x 3ft high. There are two shooting scenes, one hunting and one sailing.