Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Alexander Wilson photograph below shows the eastern portion of Dundee's City Churches, with the south at the centre, the Steeple to the west and left, the east at the right.
The Mercat Cross (a 16th-century column surmounted by a replica of Scott Sutherland's Unicorn) stands inside the railings. Today it is slightly further west, midway between the Old Steeple and the current Overgate shopping centre.
The carriages are at a 'cab stance' (the precursor of the taxi rank), which started at the north end of Union Street (which led south to Tay Bridge and Dundee West railway stations). Fares were in units of sixpence, varying by zone.