Princes Street, the Scott Monument and the Royal Institution

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Where: 83-84 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2, UK

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William Donaldson Clark


Accession no. PGP R 124
Medium Albumen print
Size 21.60 x 27.50 cm
Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985

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Owner: National Galleries of Scotland Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 15/Jan/2009 00:09:54

    If only this spacious elegance was still there! Also noticeable in these old photographs is the lack of street furniture and signage that blights modern photography of street scenes in our towns and cities.

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    Over the Top of NY

    • 15/Jan/2009 01:22:34

    There is a definite sense of newness and pride, even with a little horse-poo evident to the right. ;)

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    • 15/Jan/2009 13:35:44

    Simply amazing! I'd love so much to go for a walk up 1858 princes street with no crowds, shops, buses or people with clip boards looking money. It makes me sad that all this character has been paved over and commercialised, the only way the city would survive though. I'd rather dodge the odd pile of horse poo than pushy charity workers ;-)

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    • 15/Jan/2009 22:23:20

    How I wish Princes Street was still like this rather than the mish mash of mediocre architecture!

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    • 28/Jan/2009 18:39:35

    This photograph has been discussed in the Flickr Commons group in Edinburgh: Then & Now Princes Street, the Scott Monument and the Royal Institution 2009

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    • 30/Jan/2009 14:09:25

    Hi, this photo was used in a Then and Now project about Edinburgh in the Flickr Commons group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Atget's Apprentice

    • 04/Feb/2009 16:13:14

    Forget the trams, bring back the horse poo!

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    Martin Burns

    • 08/Dec/2009 19:41:45

    @Vo0Ds The crowds are there - but the long exposure has blurred them out. I'm finding the narrow pavement the most surprising thing.

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