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Royal Mile  -  Earlier Views

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Museum of Edinburgh Talk
4 February, 2013

PAGE INDEX

The History of

Edinburgh Old Town & Royal Mile

in Pictures

0.

Introduction

Lots of photos to see.
EdinPhoto web site.

1.

Early Photography and Engravings

Talbot, Daguerre, Hill & Adamson,   Engravings.

2.

Edinburgh Photographic Societies

Edinburgh Calotype Club
PSS, EPS.

3.

Old Town  -  Houses and Streets

Dumbiedykes,
St Leonard's.

4.

Old Town  -  Shops and Police Boxes

Shops,  Shops and Cars,
Police Boxes.

5.

Royal Mile  -  Earlier Views

Festivals and Processions,
Closes,  Castle to Palace

6.

Royal Mile  -  Recent Photos  2013

Castle to Palace

7.

Panoramas

Royal Mile.
From Camera Obscura,

 

Edinburgh Royal Mile

EARLIER VIEWS

Festivals and Processions      -      Closes      -      Castle to Palace

 1.

FESTIVALS

AND

PROCESSIONS

 

Processions

Lord High Commissioner's Procession

1858

A Stereo View of The Lord High Commissioner's Procession
Looking up the High Street towards The Tron Kirk

1858

An early Stereo View by an unidentified photographer  -  Procession in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, 1858

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Bandsmen

1953

A Parade of Bandsmen passes the reservoir at
the top of Castlehill and approaches the Castle Esplanade

c.1953

Parade up Castlehill towards Edinburgh Castle Esplanade - around 1953

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland                               Photographer David Cairns

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Norwegian Royal Visit to Edinburgh

1994

In July 1994, King Harold and Queen Sonja of Norway visited Edinburgh.

One of the events during their visit was a procession of coaches and horses up the Royal Mile with Queen Elizabeth and King Harold in one of the coaches followed by the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Sonya in the coach behind.

I stood on the steps outside John Knox house to take  few photos of the procession approaching up the Canongate.

There were horses   -  then coaches ...

1.

Horses

Peter Stubbs - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                         Photograph taken uly 1994

 

2.

Coaches

Peter Stubbs - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                         Photograph taken uly 1994

The crowd soon dispersed.  After a short while, I was surprised to hear the coaches approaching, on their way back to Holyrood but this time without the Royalty.

3.

Coaches

Peter Stubbs - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                         Photograph taken uly 1994

In what appeared to be a well planned operation, the streets were soon cleaned after the horses.  An impressive array of vehicles came down the Royal Mile, first sweeping the sand off the cobbled street then washing the street.

4.

Sweeping the Street

Peter Stubbs - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                         Photograph taken uly 1994

5.

Washing the Street

Peter Stubbs - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                         Photograph taken uly 1994

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Official Opening of Parliament

2004

Crowds gather in the Royal Mile for the Procession for
The Official Opening of the Scottish Parliament.

2004

Scottish Parliament  -  Official Opening  -  Crowds in the Royal Mile

Peter Stubbs - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk Photograph taken late morning, 9 October 2004

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Funeral Procession

2008

The Funeral Procession of John Burns approaches Canongate Church

2008

The Funeral Procession for John Burns approaches Canongate Kirk in the Royal Mile, March 2008

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Pamela Hunter, daughter of John Burns

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The Clan Parade

2009

The 'Clan McMillan of Australia' contingent in 'The Clan Parade'

Clan Parade from Holyrood Park to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade  -  July 25, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                        Photograph taken July 25, 2009 at 9.05pm

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Riding of Marches

2009

Photo 1.

The 'Riding of the Marches' Procession leaves Holyrood Park
and passes the Scottish Parliament at the foot of the Royal Mile.

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

Photo 2.

The 'Riding of the Marches' Procession leaves Holyrood Park
and passes the Scottish Parliament at the foot of the Royal Mile.

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

Photo 3.

The 'Riding of the Marches' Procession has turned into the Canongate
and is passing one of the entrances to The Scottish Parliament.

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

Photo 4.

The 'Riding of the Marches' Procession passes Royal Mile School in Canongate
on its way up the Royal Mile to the Market Cross outside, across the road from the Edinburgh City Chambers.

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

Photo 5.

The 'Riding of the Marches' Procession moves into High Street
 on its way to the Market Cross, across the road from Edinburgh City Chambers.

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

Photo 6.

Looking up the Royal Mile as the 'Riding of the Marches' Procession makes its way up the High Street on its way to the Market Cross, across the road from Edinburgh City Chambers.

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

 

 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Performers in the High Street

Black

Street Entertainers  -  Violinists at Hunter Square

White

Edinburgh High Street  -  Entertainers in White  -  August 2002

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Grey

Edinburgh Festival 2003  -  White Mime Artist and Girl in the Royal Mile

peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photograph taken 9 August 2003

White

Street Performer in the High Street - Edinburgh, 2003

  Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                    Photograph taken 5 August 2003

Gold

Edinburgh Festival 2003  -  Golden Cycle Man in the Royal Mile

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Golden Cycle Man  -  with Cycle

Street Entertainment  -  Golden Cycle Man with Cycle in the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Festival  -  August 2003

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs           Photograph taken 9 August 2003

Bronze Lady

Street Performer in the High Street - Edinburgh, 2002

  Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                        Photograph taken 21 August 2002

Adverts 1

A man, with a poster advertising one of the Edinburgh Fringe shows, stands in the Royal Mile

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                      Photograph taken:  11 August 2004

Adverts 2

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Entertainers

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk Photo taken: August 7, 2006

Adverts 2

zoom-in

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Entertainers

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                     Photograph taken: August 7, 2006

Drink

Edinburgh Festival, 2006  -  Street Entertainers

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                        Photograph taken: August 7, 2006

 

 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Visitors in the Rain

All the photos below were taken during a heavy downpour near the beginning of the 2006 Festival.

-  Photo 1 is 'as taken', without any manipulation.

-  Photos 2,3,4,5 have been manipulated in Photoshop to try to create a more artistic image, removing the identity of the subjects.

1.

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Wet weather in the Royal Mile, close to George IV Bridge

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Umbrella in the Royal Mile

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                        Photograph taken: August 7, 2006 at 1.12pm.

3.

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Princes Street at the Foor of the Mound

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

4.

My Photographs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  North Bridge in wet weather

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

5.

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  August 2002  -  Wet afternoon in the Royal Mile

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 

2.

CLOSES

 

Map

of

 Royal Mile Closes

-  This map was produced by James Hay.

-  He sold copies for a penny.

-  He also published many postcards of Edinburgh closes.

-  He had a Book & Curiosity shop at John Knox House

-  He researched the history of Edinburgh Old Town.

-  He was one of the Founding Members of the Old Edinburgh Club.

Royal Mile Closes

Alphabetical Index            Numerical Index

Map from 'A Guide to The Royal Mile' by Gordon Wrighr  -  first published 1979

 Gordon Wright and Savage Publishers  www.savagepublishers.com

 

Advocate's Close

1.

Engraving published 1890

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  Advocate's Close

  For permission to reproduce, please contact
peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.

Postcard:   Early-1900s

Advocates' Close,  off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh  -  looking down  -  Postcard  -  W J Hay  -  'Knox series'

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

3.

Postcard:   Early-1900s

Advocates' Close off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh  -  Looking up  -  Postcard  -  W J Hay  -  'Knox series'

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

4.

Postcard in the style of an oil painting:   Early-1900s

Post card in the style of an oil painting

Postcard of Advocates Close in the style of an oil painting

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

5.

My photo

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  August 2002  -  Advocate's Close leading into the High Street opposite St Giles Cathedral

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

5.

My photo:  altered in Photoshop

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  August 2002  -  Advocate's Close

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

6.

My photo:  altered in Photoshop

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  -  Advocate's Close  -  August 2002

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Anchor Close

1.

My photo:  2003

Edinburgh Closes  -  Anchor Close, looking to the south towards Cockburn Street

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact, peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk
Photograph taken 2 August 2003

2.

My photo:  2003

Anchor Close  -  Looking to the south down Anchor Close towards Cockburn Street

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk  
Photograph taken 2 August 2003

 

Bakehouse Close

1.

Postcard:  Early-1800s

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Bakehouse Close

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Chessels Court

1.

My Photos:  2003

Chessel's Court in Edinburgh's Royal Mile  -  photographed September 2003

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                  Photograph taken:  1pm:  6 September 2003

Fleshmarket Close

1.

My Photos:  2003

Fleshmarket Close

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Photograph taken 2 August 2003

Fountain Close

1.

My Photos:

View to the south from the end of Fountain Close

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk
 Photograph taken 23 August 2003

 

 

James Court

1.

My Photos:

East Entry to James Court

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 10 August 2003

2.

My Photos:  with adjustments using Photoshop

Image derived from a photograph of East Entry to James Court - leading to the north from the Lawnmarket near the top of the Royal Mile  -  View towards the Royal Mile  -  Picture 1a

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 10 August 2003

3.

My Photos:

Mid Entry to James Court  -  Looking towards Princes Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 10 August 2003

4.

My Photos:

  -  A Scene in James Square from 'Murder in the Gardens'

A play featuring Sherlock Holmes, performed in the streets and gardens of Edinburgh in 2007

A scene from Frantic Redhead Productions' play 'Murder in the Gardens' - Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2007

 Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                             Photographed August 9, 2007

5.

My Photos:

A scene from 'Macbeth' performed  in James Court, 2007

The Three Witches

A scene from Frantic Redhead Productions' performance of 'Macbeth' - Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2007

 Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk   Photographed August 23, 2007

Lady Stair's Close

1.

My Photos:

Looking to the North towards the Mound

Lady Stair's Close  -  zoom-out

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 14 August 2003

2.

My Photos:

Looking to the North towards the Mound, again

Lady Stair's Close

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 14 August 2003

3.

My Photos:

Lamp and sign on Lady Stair's House

Lady Stair's House  -  zoom-in

 

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 14 August 2003

4.

My Photos:

Looking from James Court
 towards the Lady Stair's Close

No 2 Lady Stair's Close  -  Photographed June 2004

  Peter Stubbs - please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk
 Photograph taken 13 June 2004

5.

Postcard:  Early-1900s

Postcard by an unidentified  publisher  -  Lady Stair's Close, looking west - early 1900s

  Postcard by an unidentified publisher                            Early 1900s

6.

My Photo:  2012:  The Same View: 

Photo  -  Lady Stair's Close, looking west - 2012

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk           Photo taken July 26, 2012

7.

Postcard:  Early-1900s

Raphael Tuck 'Oilette' postcard  -  Lady Stair's Close  -  Postcard posted 1906

  'Oilette' postcard by Raphael Tuck          Card posted 1906

8.

My Photo:  2012:  The Same View: 

Lady Stair's Close  -  Looking to the SW  -  Lady Stair's Close

   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk           Photo: July 26, 2012

New Assembly Close

1.

Photo:  2012

High Street, Edinburgh  -  Entrance to New Assembly Close

  James A Rafferty, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland                                                                                                       Photo taken:  2012

 

Old Playhouse Close

1.

A Raphael Tuck postcard, dated 1906

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Old Playhouse Close

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Riddles Court

1.

Postcard:  Early-1900s

Riddle's Court  -  Postcard from early-1900s

  Postcard by A Vivian Mansell                         Early 1900s

2.

My Photo:  2012

Riddle's Court  - Photo 2012

   Peter Stubbs                     Photo taken July 26, 2012

Sugarhouse Close

1.

My Photos

Looking through Sugarhouse Close

to the Royal Mile

Looking through Sugarhouse Close to the Royal Mile

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Photograph taken 17 August 2003

 

 2.

My Photos

Looking through Sugarhouse Close to the Royal Mile

Looking through Sugarhouse Close across the Edinburgh Royal Mile towards Tolbooth Tavern and Old Tolbooth Wynd

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                 Photograph taken 23 August 2003

Tweeddale Close

1.

Photo:  1980s

Tweeddale Court  -  Leading to the south from the Royal Mile, almost opposite John Knox House

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA

2.

Photo:  1980s

Tweeddale Court

Tweeddale Court  -  Leading to the south from the Royal Mile, almost opposite John Knox House

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photograph taken 23 August 2003

3.

Photo:  1980s

Tweeddale Court  -  zoom-in

Tweeddale Court  -  Leading to the south from the Royal Mile, almost opposite John Knox House  -  zoom-in

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk
 Photograph taken 23 August 2003

 

Warriston Close

Leading from the foot of Cockburn Street to High Street

Looking up Warriston's Close from Cockburn Street  -  December 2007

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                Photo taken:  December 22, 2007 at 4.35pm

3.

CASTLE

TO

PALACE

 

Edinburgh Castle

Engraving

1779

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh Castle - 1779

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Engraving

1825

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh Castle from Port Hopetoun

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Engraving

Published in 'Modern Athens'

1829

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Edinburgh Castle from Ramsay Garden

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Engraving

Published in 'Modern Athens'

1829

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Edinburgh Castle from the Vennel

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Engraving

Published 1860s

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh New Town from Ramsay Garden

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Engraving

Edinburgh Castle - Mons Meg

Published in 'Old & New Edinburgh'

1829

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh -  Mons Meg at Edinburgh Castle

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Thomas Vernon Begbie

1850s

Edinburgh Castle - Photograph by Begbie

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints: City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

WR & S Postcard

Early-1900s

W R & S Ltd  - Photograph from the early-1900s  -  Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens in the Snow

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Postcard

Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

c.1920

Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket  -  post card - Alex Anderson

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photo

Troops parading on the Castle Esplanade

during the visit of Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh

1953

Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade and Rooftop - Around 1953

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline     Photographer David Cairns

Photo

Looking down Castlehill from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
LEFT: Reservoir and Camera Obscura.   RIGHT  Cannonball House

c.1950

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  Looking down Castle Hill from the Castle Esplanade

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

Infra-Red
Photo

c.2000

Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Infra-Red
Photo

c.2000

Edinburgh Castle and Roundabout

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Peter Stubbs

Manipulated
 in Photoshop

June 2004

View from the Camera Obscura  -  Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                             Photograph taken 3 May 2004

Peter Stubbs

December 2003

Edinburgh Castle and Christmas Lights on the trees in West Princes Street Gardens

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                       Photographed 6.30pm,  16 December 2003

Peter Stubbs

June 2004

Edinburgh Castle  -  21 Gun Salute  -  12 June 2004

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                Photographed 12 June 2004

 

 

Camera Obscura

Castlehill

Photo 1.

2003

The Camera Obscura, near the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 Photograph taken 9 August 2003

Photo 2.

The Top Floor of the Camera Obscura offers good views on a clear day.

Here, we look down the Royal Mile and along the coast of East Lothian.

2004

View from the Camera Obscura  -  looking to the east down the Royal Mile

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                               Photograph taken 3 May 2004

Photo 3.

Crowds gather to watch the street theatre in the Royal Mile
at the start of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2004

Crowds in the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Festival  -  August 2003

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photo 4.

Looking up Castlehill to Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade
from the top of the Camera Obscura

2004

View from the Camera Obscura  -  Two Girls and Edinburgh Castle

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                          Photograph taken 3 May 2004

Photo 5.

Zoom in on Edinburgh Castle from the top of the Camera Obscura

2004

View from the Camera Obscura  -  The Castle Esplanade  -  Sepia

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                       Photograph taken 3 May 2004

 

 

The Hub

Castlehill

Engraving 1.

Looking down Castlehill to the steeple of 'Assembly Hall'':
Later 'Tolbooth St John's':    Now 'The Hub'

Published in 'Old & New Edinburgh'

1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Castle Hill

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Engraving 2.

Published in 'Old & New Edinburgh'

1890

'Assembly Hall'' was built 1842-45

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Assembly Hall

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photo 1.

This is the ladder that I climbed at the church
with the clockwinder from Ritchie's Clocks

1993

Ladder at Tolbooth St John's Church  - 1993

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk 

Photo taken October 18, 1993

Photo 2.

Here is the clock mechanism, found in almost complete darkness
through the trap door at the top of the ladder!

1992

Clock at Tolbooth St John's Church  - 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                               Photo taken:  September 15, 1992

Photo 3.

Church Interior, before being converted to become 'The Hub'

1993

Tolbooth St John's Church - 1993

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken October 18, 1993

Photo 4.

After conversion to a venue at 'The Hub'

2011

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photo taken July 6, 2011

Photo 5.

Venue at 'The Hub'  -  zoom-in

2011

The Hub  -  Hall in the former Tolbboth St Giles Church,  2011

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photo taken July 6, 2011

Photo 6.

Staircase at 'The Hub'

2011

The Hub  -  Staircase in the former Tolbboth St John's Church

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photo taken July 6, 2011

Photo 7.

Staircase at 'The Hub'

2011

The Hub  -  Staircase in the former Tolbboth St John's Church

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photo taken July 6, 2011

 

 

St Giles Cathedral

High Street

Engraving

'Nelson's Pictorial Guide Book

c.1870

Engraving from Nelson's Pictorial Guide Books  -  High Street and St Giles Church

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photo

Coach and Horses

1885

St Giles Cathedral - Edinburgh High Street  -  Photograph probably by JCH Balmain

  Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

 

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Stereo View

Exterior

c.1900

Stereo View of St Giles Cathedral in the Royal Mile  -  Underwood & Underwood

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Stereo View

Interior

c.1900

Strohmeyer & Wyman  -  St Giles Church  -  inside

Ray Norman

 

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Postcard

One of many postcards of Edinburgh published by Alex G Alexander
All these views have the same sky!

Posted 1922

St Giles Cathedral  -  post card  -  Alex G Anderson

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photo

Before the arrival of the Motor Car

c.1890

Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  St Giles' Cathedral

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Peter Grootes, Best, The Netherlands.                                       Photographer not known

Postcard

After the arrival of the Motor Car

Early-1900s

Raphael Tuck "Sepia" postcard  - St Giles Church

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Postcard

Tuck's "Oilette" Series

A welcoming glow from St Giles

 

Early-1900s

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Giles Church

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Postcard

Tuck's "Oilette" Series

Busy High Street, outside St Giles

Early-1900s

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Gile's Church + Christmas Greeting

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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Photo

Looking towards St Giles down a quieter High Street

1950s

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  Looking down the Royal Mile towards St Giles' Church

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and Barbara Simpson

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St Giles Clock

Photo 1.

The Edinburgh Clock Winder, Dougie Belam, at work, winding the clock at St Giles.

The clock has no faces  to be seen, but it chimes every quarter-hour

1992

Ritchie - Clock Winder at work at St Gile's Church - 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                       Photo taken September 15, 1992

Photo 2.

Zoom-in on the clock workings

1993

The Clock at St Giles Church in the High Street, Edinburgh - 1993

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                          Photo taken:  October 18, 1993

Photo 3.

Look up to the rafters and the bells

1993

Bells in the tower of St Gile's Church in the High Street, Edinburgh - 1993

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                          Photo taken:  October 18, 1993

Photo 4.

Look up the Royal Mile from beside the clock

1992

Looking up the Royal Mile from the roof of St Gile's Church - 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                     Photo taken:  September 15, 1993

Photo 5.

Look down the Royal Mile from beside the clock

1992

Looking down the Royal Mile from the roof of St Gile's Church - 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                     Photo taken:  September 15, 1992

 

 

John Knox House

High Street

Two Engravings

1.  From 'Modern Athens'

Published 1829

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  John Knox House

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.  From 'Old & New Edinburgh''
Published 1890

After  drawing by  T Allan
published in 'Caledonia Illustrated'
Published 1838

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  John Knox House

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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Three Stereo Views

1.  Archibald Burns

1870s

Stereoscopic view by Archibald Burns  -  John Knox House in the Royal Mile - by Archibald Burns

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.  Archibald Burns

1870s

Stereoscopic View by Archibald Burns  -  John Knox House in the Royal Mile

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

3.  Underwood & Underwood

c.1900

Stereo View of John Knox House in the Royal Mile  -  Underwood & Underwood

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Four Early Photos
and a recent photo

We begin with a very early photo, a calotype by Hill & Adamson whose partnership lasted from 1843 to 1847.

1.  Hill & Adamson

1843-47

Hill & Adamson calotypes - John Knox House

  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

2.  J Patrick

Late-19th Century

Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  John Knox House

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Peter Grootes, Best, The Netherlands.                                       Photographer not known

3.  J Patrick

Late-19th Century?

John Knox House, High Street, Edinbrurgh  -  Photograph by J Patrick

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jan Weijers, Netherlands

 

4.  A Inglis

Late-19th Century

Photographs by Alex A Inglis  -  John Knox House, Edinburgh Royal Mile

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Six Postcards

1.  George Stewart

'Castle' series

Around 1900

Postcard  -  Castle Series  -  John Knox House

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.  WJ Hay

Early-1900s

John Knox House in the Royal Mile  -  Postcard  -  W J Hay  'Knox series'

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

3.  WJ Hay

Early-1900s

John Knox House in the Royal Mile  -  described in this 'Knox series' post card by W J Hay as "House in which John Knox died".

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

4.  'WH', Berlin

'Hold to light' series
This series includes many views of Edinburgh

Early-1900s

Postcard published by WH Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  John Knox House

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

5.  'WH', Berlin

This shows the effect when
the card is held to the light.

Early-1900s

Postcard published by WH Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon,showing the effect when held up to the light   -  John Knox House

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

6. 'Castle' series

1930s?

Postcad  -  Castle Series  -  John Knox House and Mowbray House

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Four Later Photos

1.  Al Lorentzen

1960

Mardale Crescent, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh  -  Looking towards Bruntsfield Links  -  Photo taken around March or April 1960

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA                    Photo taken: 1960

2.  Moira Gillies

View from 4th floor room.   Calton Hill is in the background

2006

View from a 4th floor room in the High Street, looking NE across the  up the Royal Mile towards John Knox house with Calton Hill in the distance

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Moira Gillies, Livingston, West Lothian
Photograph taken 1.45pm February 3, 2006

3.  Peter Stubbs

December Afternoon

2007

John Knox House, High Street, Edinburgh  -  on a winter afternoon

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                 Photo taken:  December 22, 2007 at 4.05pm

4.  Peter Stubbs

December Afternoon

2007

John Knox House, High Street, Edinburgh  -  on a winter afternoon

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                       Photo taken:  December 22, 2007 at 4.05pm

 

 

Tolbooth

Canongate

Edinburgh Photographic Society

A picture of Canongate Tollbooth has now been used as a logo for Edinburgh Photographic Society for almost a century.

EPS Syllabus

1924-25, 1926-27, 1934-35

EPS Syllabuses  - 1923, 1925, 1934

EPS Syllabus

1990-1, 1999-2000, 2012-13

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Two Engravings

1.  'From 'Modern Athens'

Published 1829

Engraving from Modern Athens  -  The Canongate Tolbooth

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.  'From 'Old & New Edinburgh''

Published 1890

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  The Canongate Tolbooth

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Early Photo

Thomas Vernon Begbie

1850s

Canongate Tolbooth - Photograph by Begbie

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints:
City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

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Three Postcards

1.  'Universal Collotype' series

Early-1900s

Postcard in the Universal Collotype Series  -  The Canongate Tolbooth

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

2.  'National' series

Early-1900s

'National Series' postcard  -  Canongate Tolbooth

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

3.  Raphael Tuck 'Oilette' series

Early-1900s

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Canongate Tolbooth

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 

White Horse Close

Canongate

Engraving

'From 'Old & New Edinburgh''

Published 1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  White Horse Inn

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Three Postcards

1.  'Castle' series - 'Real Etchings' postcard

Early-1900s

Postcard  -  Castle Series  - Real Etching, AW - White Horse Close

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Anne Swannell, Canada                                                                             Publisher not known

2. Reginald P Philimore postcard

This postcard, with additional text added, is typical of the many postcards
produced by the artist, Reginald P Phillimore, from his home in North Berwick

Early-1900s

Postcard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  White Horse Close

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Donald Lindgren and The European Library

3.  Hartmann postcard

With a little research, it might be possible to approximate date for this photo.
The window have changed since the earlier views above.
Further renovation will be carried out in later years.

Date?

A Hartmann Postcard  -  White Horse Close near the foot of the Royal Mile

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

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Five Early Photos

We begin with a very early photo, a calotype by Hill & Adamson whose partnership lasted from 1843 to 1847.

1.  Hill & Adamson

1843-47

Hill & Adamson Calotype - White Horse Close

  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

2.  Thomas Vernon Begbie

1850s

Whitehorse Close - Photograph by Begbie

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints:
City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

3.  A Inglis

Late-19th Century

White Horse Close  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

The photo was sent to me with the suggestion that the 'White Horse Close' caption was incorrect.  However, I can confirm that the view is indeed White Horse Close.

Most photos of White Horse Close (including all those above on this page) look from near the entrance to the close at Canongate towards the buildings on the north side of the close.

However, the photo below looks in the opposite direction, back towards the buildings in the NE corner of the close.  For anybody walking into White Horse Close and looking for this building, "It's behind you !"

4.  Unknown Photographer

Late-1800s?

Looking to the south into the SE corner of White Horse Close
  Photographer and date not known            Date:  late-1800s?

The next photo is the same view as photo 3 above.  A gable end of the old building has  been taken down but most of the building is still standing and is instantly recognisable.

5.  Peter Stubbs

2012

Looking to the south into the SE corner of White Horse Close
peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk       Photo taken July 20, 2012

 

 

Scottish Parliament

Horse Wynd

Here are 12 photos that I took of the Scottish Parliament between 2002 and 2007.  This period includes some of the construction and the Official Opening of  Parliament.

1.

Construction

May 2002

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  May 2002  -  The Scottish Parliament under construction

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                          Photograph taken:  May 2002

2.

Construction

November 2002

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  November 2002  -  View to the north from Queen's Park  -  looking towards Calton Hill

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 2002

 

3.

Windows

August 2003

Scottish Parliament under construction  -  Windows  -  August 2003

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                      Photographed 23 August 2003

4.

Construction

June 2004

View from the southern slopes of Arthur's Seat  -  The Scottish Parliament under construction  -  June 2004

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                    Photograph taken 30 June 2004

5.

Construction

Picture with Key

June 2004

View from the southern slopes of Arthur's Seat  -  The Scottish Parliament under construction  -  June 2004  -  Picture with Key

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                  Photograph taken 30 June 2004

6.

Parliament in the Landscape
 Looking Down from the Radical Road
on the day of the Official Opening

October 2004

View from the Radical Road  -  Scottish Parliament  -  Official Opening  -  Sketch

  Peter Stubbs -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                             Photograph taken 2.00pm, October 9, 2004

7.

Parliament in the Landscape
 Police and Photographers outside Parliament
on the day of the Official Opening

October 2004

Scottish Parliament  -  Official Opening  -  Sketch of Police and Photographers outside the Parliament

  Peter Stubbs -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                     Photograph taken about 12.30pm  9 October 2004

8.

Landscaping Completed

June 2006

The Scottish Parliament Building  -  June 2006

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                            Photograph taken on June 28, 2006, 8.22am

9.

Landscaping Completed

zoom-out

June 2006

The Scottish Parliament Building  -  June 2006

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                      Photograph taken on June 28, 2006, 8.24am

10.

The Main Entrance

June 2006

The Scottish Parliament Building  -  June 2006

 Copyright:  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk        Photograph taken on June 28, 2006, 8.31am

11.

The Garden Lobby

June 2007

The Scottish Parliament Building  -  June 2006

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                             Photograph taken on June 24, 2007

12.

The Debating Chamber

June 2007

The Scottish Parliament Building  -  June 2006

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                             Photograph taken on June 24, 2007

 

End of Page 5

 

 

Museum of Edinburgh Talk
4 February, 2013

PAGE INDEX

0.

Introduction

Lots of photos to see.
EdinPhoto web site.

1.

Early Photography and Engravings

Talbot, Daguerre, Hill & Adamson,   Engravings.

2.

Photographic Societies

Edinburgh Calotype Club
PSS, EPS.

3.

Old Town - Houses and Streets

Dumbiedykes,
St Leonard's.

4.

Old Town - Shops and Police Boxes

Shops,  Shops and Cars,
Police Boxes.

5.

Royal Mile - Earlier Views

Festivals and Processions,
Closes,  Castle to Palace

6.

Royal Mile  -  Recent Photos  2013

Castle to Palace

7.

Panoramas

Royal Mile.
From Camera Obscura,

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh
 Web site:
www.edinphoto.org.uk

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