Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Royal Mile... with a difference!

This is one of my favourite objects in the city centre: a cast model of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, which sits on the Mound between the National Gallery and the RSA. Apparently it was given to the city by the staff of Marks & Spencer to commemorate their centenary.

The accompanying plaque says: "This relief was crafted to enable people with impaired vision to enjoy the grandeur of the City".

5 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

dido - there is something for you and the edinburgh daily photo waiting for you at mouse medicine (my main blog) thank you for bringing edinburgh to life for me!

Jackie said...

I really love these maps. Glasgow has something similar (there's one near the Cathedral and another on Buchanan Street). They're such a great idea, and you've taken a great picture there!

herhimnbryn said...

Here via Mouses place. So glad I found you. beautiful images.

cannonballjones said...

That's really cool, was right confused when I first looked at it - thought it was one of those tilt-shift photos but couldn't figure out how you'd got that angle :)

Babooshka said...

That really is ingenious