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Street (the Cowgate) in Old Edinburgh, 1868 by Archibald Burns Via National Galleries of Scotland Commons Old Pictures, Old Photos, Street Pictures, Glasgow, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Old Town Edinburgh, Victorian London, Vintage London

Old Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a truly wonderful city, not least for the constant sense of history you get walking its streets. The Old Town, built over a hill, still holds its medieval street plan of alleys and twisting streets, towered over by 17th and 18th century tenement buildings, spotted with medieval churches and overlooked by a sprawling castle. Across a stretch of gardens the planned New Town is an evocation of both Georgian architecture and Georgian ideals of progress. If you're ever fortunate…

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Edinburgh

From the very early years of the medium Edinburgh was a site of photographic innovation; its monuments and public buildings were obvious targets for the lens. The picturesque qualities of the city were highly praised – photographers negotiated a tricky boundary between the imagined perfection of Edinburgh and a semi-industrial urban environment undergoing perpetual change. For some in the 1840s this meant following a well established tourist itinerary: from Calton Hill, along Princes Street…

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Edinburgh in Calotype

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were a pair of Scottish photographers working in the 1840s. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership (Adamson died only five years in, aged 27) they also created quite a few city views. This blog has previously featured a selection of their photographs of St. Andrews, Adamson's hometown; today is Edinburgh, the city in which they worked. At a time when most photographers worked with…

David Octavius Hill (British, with Robert Adamson (British, Edinburgh from Calton Hill Gelatin silver print, x cm. Visit Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland, Scotland Travel, Church Of Scotland, History Of Photography, Scenic Photography, White Photography, House On The Rock, List Of Artists

Edinburgh in Calotype

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were a pair of Scottish photographers working in the 1840s. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership (Adamson died only five years in, aged 27) they also created quite a few city views. This blog has previously featured a selection of their photographs of St. Andrews, Adamson's hometown; today is Edinburgh, the city in which they worked. At a time when most photographers worked with…

The Passion of Former Days: Edinburgh in Calotype,The Old Town, Old Town Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland, Grey Wallpaper Iphone, Louis Daguerre, History Of Photography, Vintage Photography, Castle Rock, City Landscape, Dieselpunk

Edinburgh in Calotype

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were a pair of Scottish photographers working in the 1840s. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership (Adamson died only five years in, aged 27) they also created quite a few city views. This blog has previously featured a selection of their photographs of St. Andrews, Adamson's hometown; today is Edinburgh, the city in which they worked. At a time when most photographers worked with…

General view of Princes Street and Scott Monument, Edinburgh. Old Town Edinburgh, Visit Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland, Scotland Travel, Scott Monument, Interesting Stuff, Old Photos, Prince, Old Things

General view of Princes Street and Scott Monument, Edinburgh.

General view of Princes Street and Scott Monument, Edinburgh.