Gothic Rocket Ship

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Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Small 14.9" x 23.2"
Medium 21.3" x 33.1"
Large 30.1" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

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  • Hang your posters in dorms, bedrooms, offices, studios, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome
  • Printed on 185 gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut - refer to size chart for finished measurements
  • 0.19 inch / 0.5 cm white border to assist in framing

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Artist's Description

Located on Princes Street, New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, the monument to Sir Walter Scott against a dramatic early evening June sky.

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.

The tower is 200 feet 6 inches (61.1 m) high, and has a series of viewing decks reached by a series of narrow spiral staircases giving panoramic views of central Edinburgh and its surroundings. The highest viewing deck is reached by a total of 287 steps (those who climb the steps can obtain a certificate commemorating the event). It is built from Binnie shale quarried in nearby Livingston; the oil which continues to leech from its matrix has helped to glue the notoriously filthy atmosphere of Victorian Edinburgh (then nicknamed “Auld Reekie” — old smokey) to the tower, leaving it an unintended sooty-black colour. Bill Bryson has described it as looking like a “gothic rocket ship”.

Information supplied by Wikipedia.

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

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)

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