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Sir Walter Scott Monument; Edinburgh

This image of Sir Walter Scott’s Monument, erected for his contribution to Scottish Literature is captured, just before sunset, from “The Mound” (the old Bank of Scotland Headquarters; Edinburgh)

The monument, inaugurated in 1846, is 200ft high. A sculpture in marble, of the man himself, can be seen through the centre arch.

Sir Walter Scott Monument; Edinburgh

More information can be found at http://www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk/scott_monument.htm

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14 responses

  1. A superb photo Jim, very beautiful !

    May 14, 2012 at 4:00 am

    • Thanks Jocelyne. Glad you liked it.

      May 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  2. BEautifully composed JIm. Great shot.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:56 am

    • Many thanks Edith.

      May 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  3. Great composition Jim. I just want to look right into the image, right through to the waterfront in the distance.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:45 am

    • Thanks Jeff. Edinburgh is a great place to make images, but you need to shoot early am or late pm, to avoid having too many people in the images.

      May 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      • I hear you Jim. Too many people, any people for that matter, is the kiss of death for a scene for me. Fortunately if you get up as foolishly early as we photogs often do, there usually isn’t another soul around.

        May 19, 2012 at 2:06 am

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