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