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The Big Wheel on Princes Street, Edinburgh. The wheel is part of the Christmas fair which appears every year at the end of November. Behind the wheel is the monument to Sir Walter Scott.

It was built during 1836-46. The architect was George Meikle Kemp (1795-1844), a joiner who entered the competition under a pseudonym to avoid prejudice; the joiner/architect sadly fell into the Union Canal in the fog and drowned before the work was completed.

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  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    What a huge monument,l thought it was a church ! Sir Walter must have meant a great deal to the people of Edinburgh,great contrasts with the lines and colours!

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelabout 6 years ago

    This is great!! Excellent work here Tom!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 6 years ago

    Hi Tom, what a marvellous capture, you must have been out in the town later in the day:) LOL Don.

  • I took this one today at about 2:45 pm.

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    fabulous capture!

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic Tom, get yourself down there on a night time, camera on a tripod, long exposure, it will be brilliant.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 6 years ago

    what an amazing description too!! fascinating _ I never dreamt it was soo old !!
    nice work !
    :))

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 6 years ago

    Great work, Tom, it’s gorgeous viewed large!

  • Carlos Teófilo
    Carlos Teófiloabout 6 years ago

    Great capture Tom.

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    Varinia - Gl...about 6 years ago

    Lovely shot, interesting story, love the building in the background

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot Tom – like Trudi, I thought the memorial behind was a church!

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