This afternoon I came across these few postcards of old Edinburgh.
Edinburgh from the West End
I thought it would be fun to compare that image with the same view captured in Google StreetView.
St John’s, Princes Street
There wasn’t much to see in the Google StreetView of the image above: mostly trees.
Edinburgh from the Castle looking east
The thing I find most astonishing about this view from Edinburgh Castle is the space once occupied by the Nor Loch, to the left of the picture. The Nor Loch was filled in and the land reclaimed to create Princes Street Gardens. The road up The Mound, and the Waverley Bridge are quite prominent in the absence of other buildings, particularly the Scottish National Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland. And how few buildings to the south-east of the castle, south of the Old Town.