Thanks to University of Aberdeen for permission to share the image.
Photo © University of Aberdeen / Special Collections Centre
The image has a lot going on in it. In the background we see Largo Bay curving round to Elie Point. There's a boat in the bay and another, with a tall mast, in the harbour. A horse and cart wait outside the Crusoe Hotel. There are a great number of rooftops and chimneys in the view, including the roof and bell-tower of the Largo St David's Church to the top left. The Bridge House, with its adjoining stable and coach house, can be clearly seen to the left below the Church. Some kind of construction work seems to be going on at the lower right corner of the shot. A couple of these details are picked out below. In the next post, we will look in more detail at the Bridge House and it associated outbuildings, which are preserved to this day, reminding us of a different way of life.