McEwan Hall in Teviot Place is part of Edinburgh University and serves as the venue for graduation ceremonies and other academic events. The semi-circular classical amphitheatre is crowned with a huge dome over the main auditorium. The intricacies of the structure entailed lengthy building works and it took nearly a decade before it was eventually completed in 1897.
The architect, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, had a prodigious output in a variety of styles. He designed lots of churches, monuments, schools and other public buildings throughout the city. His most monumental work was the huge Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street. He also turned his hand to church furnishings such as the pulpit of St Giles Cathedral and the lavish altar of St Mary’s R.C. Cathedral.
McEwan Hall was Anderson’s most flamboyant creation, produced with a budget which allowed for extravagance in both its internal and external finishes.


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  • bamagirl38
    bamagirl38about 6 years ago

    Wow ! What a beautiful capture !!!!

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic Image Paul, thanks for the history as well Appreciated…

  • Catherine Brock
    Catherine Brockabout 6 years ago

    Home of my birth, Great shot Paul…

    Cath :)

  • jbouzou
    jbouzouabout 6 years ago

    Nice shot and processing !

  • Angela Stewart
    Angela Stewartabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • saleire
    saleireabout 6 years ago

    Perfect shot!!! Well done!

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 6 years ago

    Wow great architecture… Awesome shot Paul!!!

  • Charl045
    Charl045about 6 years ago

    Paul!! This is so awesome!! Beautiful image and great information!

  • Jamie Lee
    Jamie Leeabout 6 years ago

    Love the effect. awesome shot

  • ferndesign
    ferndesignabout 6 years ago

    wow great shot!!

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