Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Old College

The University of Edinburgh's Old College on South Bridge incorporates the work of three of the greatest Edinburgh architects. The building was designed by Robert Adam but finished by William Playfair. The dome was part of the original plan but when the building was completed around 1831 there was no money to construct the dome. It was only added in 1887 to a design by Robert Rowand Anderson (the same architect who designed the McEwan Hall and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery).



2 comments:

Petrea said...

Very nice shots. I like the history, too.

MmeBenaut said...

Interesting architectural history Dido. What a beautiful dome. My stepbrother often goes to this university on sabbatical. He is a linguistics professor from Flinders University in Adelaide.