P530966

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11/03/2009 03:04:26
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Digital Asset
File Size:
243.45 KB
Dimensions:
1000 x 642 pixels
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P number: P530966
Caption: Castle Street, Edinburgh, Lothian Region.
Description: The image is a view looking from George Street towards Castle Street in the heart of Edinburgh's original New Town. It shows a modern 20th century building alongside a typical traditional building. The New Town design was a strict geometrical plan based around George Street which formed a central backbone to the scheme. Although first built around 200 years ago, many of the original properties still survive, or have been replaced by very similar buildings in order to retain the unique urban atmosphere of the city. At the same time it is recognised that Edinburgh has to function as a modern city and major commercial, social and political centre. Although new developments are present throughout many parts of the area many have been carefully planned in order to respect the historical surroundings.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 243.45 KB; 1000 x 642 pixels; 85 x 54 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 170 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  

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