Monday, 21 April 2014

Ghost signs (110): Royal Mile

Perhaps the biggest surprise on my first visit to Edinburgh's Royal Mile was the number of ghost signs on the close entrances along its length.










4 comments:

Ralph Hancock said...

What makes these signs even more remarkable is how old some of them are. On stylistic grounds, I would guess the age of the gold-on-black lettering in pictures 4 and 5 to be no later than the early 19th century, possibly the 18th.

Sam Roberts (Ghostsigns) said...

They are very characteristic of those in Scotland versus England. They have inspired this work by Dave Cowan.

SilverTiger said...

That just shows how, um, thrifty the Scots are: they're leaving the signs in case they can be used again later...

Stephen Barker said...

Hi Caroline, I had noticed a number of these on my last visit to Edinburgh. Unlike you I do not carry a camera with me and even if I did the results would not be so great.
Keep up the good work.

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