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This evening I would like to have presented some images from inside Canongate Kirk which is located on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

This church was built in 1688 to house the congregation expelled from Holyrood Abbey when it was taken over b y James VII to be used as the chapel for the Order of the Thistle. In the nearby churchyard can be found burials of such notable people as:

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This evening I am posting an image of the Scott Monument in Princes Street, Edinburgh.

This dates from 1844 and was designed by George Meikle Kemp, a self-taught architect.

Unfortunately, Kemp died by drowning in the Union Canal whilst the monument was being constructed.

The statue of Sir Walter Scott by John Steell was installed in 1846.

This monument dominates Princes Street. A good clean would do wonders for the image of the area,

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This evening I am posting further images of my trip to Edinburgh yesterday.

Here is Bank of Scotland’s Headquarters building. Dates from 1802-6. Originally a sedate, classical building later extended into Roman Baroque.

National Gallery. This was designed by William Playfair 1845.

Waverley Railway Station. This dates back to 1854 and is named after Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels.

View of Calton Hill. It is the skyline which is important. Meant to portray the ‘Athens of the North’. Buildings include the National monument, Old Observatory, New Observatory, Playfair’s Monument, Nelson’s Monument and more.

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