Most views of Edinburgh Castle
esplanade look towards the castle. This one looks away from the castle
and down the Royal Mile towards:
ON THE LEFT: Short's
Observatory - now the
ON THE RIGHT: The Assembly
Hall with its tall spire.
The Assembly Hall is at the
junction of Castle Hill and Johnston Terrace. It later became
Tolbooth St John's Church, and is now an Edinburgh Festival location
named 'The Hub'.