Skywatch Friday - little and large
The large brick chimney was the chimney for the Victorian era Infirmary Street Baths, built by the city council to combat cholera. The little pimple beside it is the dome of the University of Edinburgh's Old College. Fourteen years after they were closed down, the Baths have been transformed into a centre of contemporary tapestry weaving together with teaching and exhibition space. The brick wall is part of the original building: the metal clad wall is part of the new add-on.
The archway framing it all is part of the former Royal High School of Edinburgh, built in 1777. It now houses the University's Geography and Archaeology departments. Lots of building recycling in this area!
Other Skywatch discoveries are at the Skywatch Friday site.