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Edinburgh Reflections

Jack Gillon

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, has a dramatic cityscape and its heritage is reflected in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of its Old and New Towns in the city's centre. The city has a wealth of historic streets and buildings, overseen by natural and manmade landmarks such as Castle Rock and Arthur's Seat but the city has seen myriad changes through the years, including slum clearance and the development of new residential areas in the suburbs, new retail centres, the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, the growth of the financial district from the 1990s onwards and a new tram system. Edinburgh Reflections features an exciting collection of historic and modern pictures that are individually merged to reveal how the area has changed over the decades. Each of the 180 pictures in this book combines a recent colour view of Edinburgh with the matching sepia archive scene. Through the split-image effect, readers can see how streets, buildings and everyday life have transformed with the passing of time. Local author Jack Gillon presents this fascinating visual chronicle that ingeniously reflects past and present glimpses of Edinburgh. This book will be of interest to residents, visitors, local historians and all those with links to the area.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.67lb
  • EAN: 9781398117730
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - Regional (see also Travel - Pictorials)

About the Author

Gillon, Jack: - Jack Gillon is a long term resident of Edinburgh and has worked as a Town Planner involved in the conservation of the city's heritage of historic buildings for around thirty years and has an extensive knowledge of the city's history and architecture. He writes extensively on the historical heritage of Scotland and has had several books published by Amberley.