Entrance to the Bank of Scotland (now HBOS)
Greatly altered by David Bryce, 1803-1876
Bank Street, the Mound, Edinburgh
Variously described as "Roman-Baroque" (Gifford et al. 219) and "Franco-Italian" (Glendinning and MacKenechie 162), this building stands on the northern edge of Edinburgh's old town, overlooking Princes Street and greatly contributing to the cityscape there. It acquired its dramatic profile when David Bryce partially encased the older building by Read & Crichton.
Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009/10.
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