Queen's Park - looking to the north-west towards
Balmoral Hotel and Granton
Here is a view from
the slopes of Arthur's Seat in Queen's Park, looking to the north
west over some of the buildings in the Old Town of Edinburgh,
towards the Balmoral Hotel with its clock tower. This was
formerly named the North British Hotel.
The building to the
left of the hotel was formerly Forsyth's Department store in
Princes Street. It now houses other shops.
Post Office was based in the buildings to the right of the
Balmoral Hotel until about 1990. The building lay empty for
many years, but is now being re-developed. Red scaffolding
can be seen on one of these buildings.
In the background,
beside the Firth of Forth, are Granton Gas Works. This area
is currently being developed as Edinburgh Waterfront. One of
the gasworks towers has been listed as being of particular
architectural interest, and is to be preserved.