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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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This afternoon I went to Edinburgh and took the opportunity to take a few pictures in the centre area.

Here is a view of the Royal Mile looking down towards Holyrood.

Here is a little known memorial to the Protestant reformer, John Knox. This plaque is located in Mary King’s Close

Here is the memorial to Sir Walter Scott author of the Waverley Novels and much more. The monument is located in Princes Street. It is possible to climb up on the inside although I passed on that today because of the bad weather. This monument is in need of a good clean.

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This afternoon I am presenting some images from this morning’s cycle ride. I took the opportunity to take some images of Rangers FC stadium at Ibrox in the spring sunshine.

Rangers Football (Soccer) Club dates back to 1872 and vies for position as Scotland’s top club.

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