Sunday, October 2, 2016

Old Edinburgh: 29 Amazing Vintage Photos Show the Capital of Scotland from the 1900s-30s

Edinburgh is the capital and second most populous city of Scotland, it is also the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom.

Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Let's get back the early 20th century to see how Edinburgh has changed.


Leith street scene, 1912

Old College and South Bridge in Edinburgh, ca. 1900s

Old Town in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s

Old Town with City Chambers and the market cross in Edinburgh, ca. 1930s

Princes Street showing the North British Station Hotel, Waverley Gardens and North Bridge, Edinburgh, ca. 1930s

Princes Street showing Waverley Gardens, the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, 1924

Princes Street, Edinburgh, 1912

Tailor’s Hall, Cowgate in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s

The Lawnmarket in Edinburgh, ca. 1920s

The Palace Cinema on Princes Street in Edinburgh, 1939

The Shore in Leith, Edinburgh, 1905

The Tron Picture House on High Street in Edinburgh, 1922

West End of Princes Street, Edinburgh in 1927

West end of Princes Street, Edinburgh, ca. 1920s

Wreaths outside the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, 1927

Brown’s Court, Canongate in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s

Buildings at Summerhall in Edinburgh, 1910

Buildings at Summerhall in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s

Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge in Edinburgh, 1907

Castle o’Clouts spirit vaults at 104 St Leonards Street in Edinburgh, ca. 1910s

Grassmarket in Edinburgh, Nov. 1905

Green grocer and provisions shop at 64-66 Morrison Street in Edinburgh, ca. 1920s

Huntly House from Bakehouse Close, Canongate in Edinburgh, ca. 1920s

Huntly House in Edinburgh, 1903

J & R Allan Ltd store on South Bridge, Edinburgh, ca. 1930s

James Souter’s shop in the Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1935

John Knox’s House in Edinburgh, ca. 1900s

København at Henry Robb’s shipbuilding yard, Leith, 1921

København at Henry Robb’s shipbuilding yard, Leith, 1921

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