Calton Hill

Calton Hill Edinburgh[1]

Calton Hill Edinburgh

Calton Hill Edinburgh[3]

Calton Hill Edinburgh[2]

Calton Hill offers the best panoramic views of Edinburgh, from here you also get a great view of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat.
On the top are standing a few monuments, one the first photo you can see the Dugald Stewart Monument. It was built in 1831 and is a memorial to the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart.
Another one is the Nelson's Monument(3rd photo), built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The building, a signal mast, is 32m high and is open for visitors.
The National Monument(last photo) was erected in 1812 in memory of those who fell in the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Charles Cockerell who was assisted by William Playfair. The building was intended to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens but was unfinished because of financial problems.

View location in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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Gorgeous Traveller said...

I like your last photo... How did you take a picture of this? Were you at a building window or something?

Jurgen Huibers said...

Gorgeous: I took all the photos when I was standing on the hill. The air is not so clear on the last two photos because of the bad weather.

Coriander Dreams said...

It still turned out pretty well :) Am sure on a clear day it would be even better!