Monument view

Tom Gomez

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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Looking over The National Gallery of Scotland and Princes Street Gardens from the Mound in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On the right is the monument to Sir Walter Scott. Built during 1836-46, the architect was George Meikle Kemp (1795-1844), a joiner who entered the competition to design the monument 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.

Bill Bryson has described it as looking like a “Gothic Rocket Ship”.

Behind the Monument is a small section of Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main shopping street.

Information supplied by Wikipedia.

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Scott Monument is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27829).

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
Handheld

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