Old Edinburgh

Collection by Dee Gilmour

Dee Gilmour
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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View from Edinburgh Central Library, 1953

The 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival launched with the UK premiere of Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist, adapted from an unproduced Jacques Tati script. Chomet has created an astonishing, magical love letter to Edinburgh after moving here in 2004. The staggering, hand-drawn animation, a world away from recent flash-bang 3D extravaganzas evokes the city in the late 50's. The effort and care demonstrated by Chomet and his team of extraordinary animators truly brings the city to life…