This evening I am posting an image taken from the great vantage point of Edinburgh Castle.

In the middle distance can be seen monuments such as the National Monument and Nelson’s Monument the significance of which were summarised by Sir Patrick Geddes:

” with its strange medley of monuments is a museum of the battle of styles and a permanent evidence showing how the town planners of one generation cannot safely count upon continuance by those of the next.”

The choices of the buildings were made on architectural grounds.

I acknowledge that that quality of this image is not brilliant but it does serve to highlight the importance of the skyline.

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