The photograph above was taken on 8 April 2003 from East
Princes Street Gardens, looking towards the National Galleries at the Foot
of The Mound.
The National Gallery of Scotland features prominently in
is just visible in the background, on the right hand side of the picture.
Construction work can be
seen on the wall that currently separates the galleries from East Princes
Street Gardens. The entrance to the new underground link between the
two Playfair galleries, currently under construction as part of the
Playfair Project, is to be created here.
Part of the newly created underground space beneath the
Royal Scottish Academy can be seen at the lower-right corner of the