And this is (a little bit of) the City Chambers, as seen through the arcade at the front of the building. Originally intended as a Royal Exchange but never really used as such, it is now owned and occupied by Edinburgh City Council. You wouldn’t know it from the Royal Mile, but the back of this building towers no less than 12 stories over the street below!
The sculpture you see in the courtyard is a statue of Alexander the Great by the well-known sculptor John Steell. Not too sure about the connection with the council though!
Come back tomorrow for the next instalment of the Royal Mile tour (I am still away).