The Market at the Tron Kirk, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
The Tron Kirk is a former principal parish church in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a well-known landmark on the Royal Mile. It was built in the 17th century and closed as a church in 1952. Having stood empty for over fifty years, it was used briefly as a tourist information centre and, more recently, has been re-opened as a small marketplace. The Royal Mile is the name given to a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. The name…
Get along to Gladstone’s Land this Saturday
From a wealthy merchant and his wife to their cook and scullery maid – these could be the real people waiting to greet you this weekend at the National Trust for Scotland’s Gladstone’s Land. On Sat…
Tartans and Kilts Galore in Old Edinburgh! - Review of Tartan Weaving Mill, Edinburgh, Scotland - Tripadvisor
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The Market Cross , or the Mercat Cross as it was named in Scotland, was the original meeting place of choice for the merchants. Originally it stood just a little way down the road, and this location is marked by stones laid into the pavement. So popular was the Mercat Cross as a place of business that it retained much of its popularity even after the Royal Exchange had been built. Edinburgh 1910
"Heave awa' chaps, I'm no' dead yet"
Speaking of "I'm not quite dead yet..." On 24 November, 1861, the 250 year-old houses at 99 and 103 High Street, on the Royal Mile, collapsed. 35 of the occupants were killed but as the debris was being cleared away, a young lad was heard to shout out from within the collapsed building "Heave awa' lads, I'm no deid yet". The memorial inscription above Paisley Close, which was built in place of the collapsed houses, has a more anglicised, middle-class interpretation of what was said - "Heave…
'Castle and Grassmarket, Edinburgh in C.1880, from 'scottish Pictures' Published by the Religious…' Giclee Print | Art.com
About This Piece Castle and Grassmarket Edinburgh in c from Scottish Pictures published by the Religious Tract Society engraving English School th century Private Collection Ken Welsh The Bridgeman Art Library Travel Art Art is the best way of seeing the world when travel isn’t possible. Explore our curation of travel art for a trip around the globe. See from tourist favorites landmarks–the Eiffel tower– to hidden gems like the breathtaking landscapes of Yosemite National Park. Product…
A rich elderly woman wanted to be the first person to cross the South Bridge on the grand opening in 1788 - she died a few days before the opening however was granted her wish by crossing in her coffin. Is the bridge cursed? #HearYourStory #SeeYourCity