Edinburgh Then and Now

Stock No 46059
EAN/ISBN 9781906388379
Author: Foreman
Publisher: Batsford
Format: HB 144pp

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This book features Scotland's first city 'then' - with archive photography - and 'now', from the changing face of the Royal Mile to the transformation of Leith port. This is a wonderful visual guide to Edinburgh from the 19th century to today. "Edinburgh Then and Now" visually charts the city from the 19th century, with its smoky Victorian reputation as 'Auld Reekie', to its twenty-first century present. Using atmospheric archive photography dating back to the early 1860s, the book shows the evolution of the city through the Victorian and Edwardian eras, two World Wars and touches on the social and political upheavals of the 1960s right up to the building of the new Scottish parliament. Some 70 historic photographs of Edinburgh's past are paired with specially commissioned contemporary views taken from the same vantage point. You can see the same streets, buildings and docks as they were 'then' and as they are 'now'.

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