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Roads closed to traffic at the junction of

Frederick Street

and

Princes Street

Ramsay Garden                Royal Scots Greys Statue             Edinburgh Castle

Roads closed to traffic at the junction of  Frederick Street and Princes Street  -  December 2011

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                              Photograph taken December 10, 2011

 

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   Roads closed to traffic at the junction of  Frederick Street and Princes Street  -  December 2011 © 

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   Roads closed to traffic at the junction of  Frederick Street and Princes Street  -  December 2011 © 

 

Frederick Street

Looking to the north down Frederick Street

This view looks to the north down Frederick towards Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens, following Edinburgh's first light snowfall of the winter in December, 2011.

Roads closed to Traffic

The streets have been closed to traffic to allow the new tram lines to be re-laid along Princes Street.  Here work on the new tram lines has been halted for the Christmas and New Year festivities, and Princes Street has been re-opened to pedestrians for a few weeks.

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Roads closed to traffic at the junction of  Frederick Street and Princes Street  -  December 2011 ©

 

Comment

1.

Miles Cumming

Edinburgh

Thank you to Miles Cumming who wrote:

Road Markings

"The first thing that struck me with this photo was the 'road marking vandalism', namely that huge white circle and accompanying arrows.

To my mind it looks terrible, given the backdrop.  There is far too much clutter, not just in Edinburgh, when it comes to road markings and signage.

Rant over!"

Miles Cumming, Edinburgh:  January 8, 2012

Comment

2.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Hi Miles:

Yes, it was the large circle and arrows painted on the road that captured my attention when I took the photo though, to be fair, I've exaggerated them a bit by using a wide angle lens for the photo.

Roads closed to traffic at the junction of  Frederick Street and Princes Street  -  December 2011 © 

In some parts of Edinburgh the road markings seem to be sympathetic to the surroundings.  e.g. Most of the roads through Holyrood Park, under the management of Historic Scotland, do not allow parking,  Fortunately they have not been painted with double yellow lines, and road signs in the park have been sympathetically places against rocks rather than on poles.

However, in some parts of Edinburgh road signs and road markings have not been very sympathetic to surroundings and/or have been confusing or not very helpful.   Some seem to have included too much or too little information to be easily interpreted.  eg.

Traffic Lights in front of the National Galleries in Princes Street  -  introduced as part of the Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme in 2005 ©
   at the Mound   and

  ©

at St Andrew Square.

I have also photographed several other signs around the city, but have not yet found the time to add these to the EdinPhoto web site.

I have reported several of the signs that appear to me to be misleading to the 'Clarence' phone line.  Sometimes  they have acted promptly, other times there seems to have been no action.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 8, 2012

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page      Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.      At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.            At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photogrpahers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this web site.

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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