The main view on this postcard looks to the south-west across West
Princes Street Gardens towards the Mound. The Head Office of the Bank
of Scotland is above and slightly to the left of the bandstand. The
bandstand has been replaced by the Ross Bandstand with its large stage
The inset picture is of the Ross Fountain, which still stands a little
further to the west in West Princes Street Gardens, beneath Edinburgh
Back of the Card
The postcard, which has an undivided back, and so has the message on the
front, was sent from Edinburgh to Ireland on 24 August 1903.
It appears to carry some good news:
"Have you heard that all the girls have passed the Oxford?"