NT2573 : Grassmarket, Edinburgh (1982)

taken 35 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Grassmarket, Edinburgh (1982)
Grassmarket, Edinburgh (1982)
An area that has been slowly gentrified over the years since this photograph was taken in 1982. The empty beercans and huddle of meths-drinking hostelry inmates have given way to tourists sitting outdoors at pavement cafes and passers-by enjoying French syrup pancakes. There is now no surface clue to the existence of the subterranean public toilet seen here. Note the Civil Defence siren on the police box from the days of the three-minute* nuclear warning during the Cold War.

*officially four minutes according to the Government, but reduced to three in the popular press LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 January, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2549 7340 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8702N 3:11.6792W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2549 7341
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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