The Genius of Architecture

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Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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This statue, named The Genius of Architecture is in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland. It shows a crowned woman with two male kilted children at her feet. One shows plans for approval whilst the other kneels to apply mortar to a pillar. It represents the crowning of the theory and practice of Art. Edinburgh Castle can be seen in the background.

Designed in 1862 by William Brodie 1815- 1881 (not to be confused with the infamous William Deacon Brodie) the statue was not unveiled until 1891 ten years after the artists’ death.

Brodie was a prolific sculptor and is responsible for a number of statues in Edinburgh and Glasgow including James Young Simpson also in West Princes Street Gardens and the bronze statue of Greyfriar’s Bobby outside Greyfriars Kirk.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Canon 18-55mm IS lens


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro. Some perspective correction in Photoshop Elements.

Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or you can look at all my HDR shots.

Featured in : Statues and Such : 10 Nov 09

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