Classic interiors of Edinburgh


Today’s Scotsman includes a feature on a new book exploring little-known classic interiors of Edinburgh.

Writer David Torrance has produced the book in collaboration with photographer Steven Richmond. Below, The Dome in George Street is featured on the cover. The Dome is one of many former business premises that have been converted into leisure spaces, while retaining most of the classic interior features such as cornicing and ceiling work, rooflights, stone flooring and columns. It was designed by David Rhind in the 1840s.

The book features 100 period interiors. As well as members’ clubs, family homes, libraries, churches, barbershops, bars and hotels, the book also features Drumseugh Baths, the Victorian pool that I covered a few weeks ago.

It is published in October 2010 by Birlinn.


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