A Bird's Eye View of Princes Street
Signed and titled, open edition print in two sizes :-
Standard size - image 38 x 26cm on A3+ paper (48 x 33cm)
Large size - image 53 x 37cm on A2 paper (59 x 42cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 40 x 50cm.
Un-mounted prints are packaged in sturdy tubes.
Highest quality Giclee print.
This is a great place to stand and get a sense of the scale of Edinburgh’s main shopping street. It is a whole mile long but that mile passes quickly when you are shopping! Over the tops of the buildings you can see The Firth of Forth and beyond that, the hills of Fife. In the middle ground, the large sand-coloured building that interrupts the two green areas of Princes Street Gardens is The National Gallery.
Other famous Edinburgh landmarks that you can see from here are The Scots Monument on the very right hand side of the painting and further over to the left, Jenners department store. Although I have painted a few cars on Princes Street, in 2005 the street was closed to cars, only buses and taxis were allowed to drive along it. I have painted the number 41 bus just passing the National Gallery. This is the very bus that took me back home to Cramond!
It was a colourful assortment of people who were enjoying the view that day. There was a busker in full highland dress, a mother with her children in their school uniforms, some tourists, some students and a lady who has been shopping at Jenners and Marks and Spencers. The lady had her West Highland terrier with her who, desperate to break free of his lead, was eyeing up the pigeons that were wandering around.