Thursday, 14 August 2008

Scott Monument with clouds

The last of three guest posts by Difa, and what a fab one this is! The gothic structure on the left is the Scott Monument on Princes Street. It was built during the 1840s to commemorate one of Scotland's greatest authors, Sir Walter Scott, and contains a statue of him by John Steell. Interestingly, photography pioneers Hill and Adamson documented the building's progress from the roof of the Royal Scottish Academy building. Have a look at the Online Collection of the National Galleries of Scotland for a photo of the Scott Monument under construction.

p.s. The clouds are for Mr DiDo, who is a proud member of the Cloud Appreciation Society...

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