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George IV Bridge

Construction site on the corner of
George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket

September 2007

Construction at the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket  -  view from in front of Edinburgh Central Library  -  Septemer 2007

 Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                         Photo taken 21 September 2007

 

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     Construction at the corner of George IV Bridge and Lawnmarket  -  view from in front of Edinburgh Central Library  -  Septemer 2007

 

George IV Bridge  -  Construction Site

Location

This photograph was taken through the window of a bus passing in front of Edinburgh Central Library and heading towards the Royal Mile then the Mound.

The white van on the left is emerging into George IV Bridge from Victoria Street.

The Head Office of the Bank of Scotland in Bank Street, with its green dome, is straight ahead.

Demolition

This former Lothian Regional Council headquarters on the SW corner of George IV Bridge and the Lawnmarket (part of the Royal Mile) have been demolished, giving an open view towards Deacon Brodie's Tavern in the Royal Mile (centre-left):

Deacon Brodie's Tavern in Edinburgh's Royal Mile

 

Construction

This view will soon be lost again, as construction of a steel framework for the new building has already begun.  The framework is barely visible in this photo.

The new building will be named 'The Bridge'.  It will comprise a 130-bed hotel and a branch of the Bank of Scotland.

 

Road Signs

I find the road signs in this picture to be confusing.  The bottom sign normally warns that two-way traffic is crossing a one-way road, but George IV Bridge is not a one-way road.

However, the signs here do appear to be facing the correct way.  i.e. facing south. 

Since I took this photo, the signs have become even more confusing, as they have been turned first to face east and SE, then to face west.

Road Signs facing East and SE

Road signs in George IV Bridge at the top of Victoria Street

Road signs facing west

Road signs in George IV Bridge at the top of Victoria Street     Road signs in George IV Bridge at the top of Victoria Street

If you enlarge the third of the thumbnail images below you'll see two more road signs on the extreme right of the picture.  They are facing north, but should be facing south.

 

 

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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 photographers  -  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.

 

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