The photograph above was taken in August 2002 from Hanover Street.
It shows the
frontage of the Royal Scottish Academy facing onto Princes Street.
Princes Street appears in the foreground of the picture.
The building here is draped in preparation for the Playfair Project
renovation work, the first stage of which is due to be completed in summer
The picture on the front, beneath the statue of Queen Victoria, is Sir
Walter Scott wearing a 'hard hat'. Unfortunately the wind and rain
soon damaged the sheeting on the front of the gallery.