Edinburgh Old Town by Susan Varga

Edinburgh Old Town by Susan Varga

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Offering a pictorial history of Edinburgh's Old Town, this title presents a collection of 200 images from the Edinburgh Room. The images cover the area known as the Royal Mile and include Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge, as well as the royal residences of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle.

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In this beautiful collection of 200 images from the Edinburgh Room, Susan Varga presents a pictorial history of Edinburgh's Old Town. The images cover the area known as the Royal Mile and include Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge as well as the royal residences of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle. The medieval Old Town lies on the crag and tail of an extinct volcano and has a long rich history. Prior to the eighteenth century, the area was home to all stratas of society, including the aristocracy. However, following the building of the Georgian New Town and the exodus of the wealthy residents, the area was left to decay into a picturesque slum. Many of these images date from the early years of photography and give a unique perspective on the social conditions of the time. The Old Town underwent regeneration during the twentieth century and it has now developed into a centre of tourism and a site of world heritage importance.

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SKU GOR006074132
Title Edinburgh Old Town
Author By (author) Susan Varga
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 128
ISBN 10 0752440837
ISBN 13 9780752440835
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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In this beautiful collection of 200 images from the Edinburgh Room, Susan Varga presents a pictorial history of Edinburgh's Old Town. The images cover the area known as the Royal Mile and include Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge as well as the royal residences of Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle. The medieval Old Town lies on the crag and tail of an extinct volcano and has a long rich history. Prior to the eighteenth century, the area was home to all stratas of society, including the aristocracy. However, following the building of the Georgian New Town and the exodus of the wealthy residents, the area was left to decay into a picturesque slum. Many of these images date from the early years of photography and give a unique perspective on the social conditions of the time. The Old Town underwent regeneration during the twentieth century and it has now developed into a centre of tourism and a site of world heritage importance.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006074132
Title Edinburgh Old Town
Author By (author) Susan Varga
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 128
ISBN 10 0752440837
ISBN 13 9780752440835
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No