NT2573 : Playfair Library, Edinburgh University

taken 8 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Playfair Library, Edinburgh University
Playfair Library, Edinburgh University
In 1817 the architect William Playfair (1789-1857) was commissioned to complete the unfinished university buildings.This,the library hall 190 feet long with a barrel-vaulted ceiling was his masterpiece. It served as a library from the 1820's until 1960 but is now used for functions and lectures. The busts in the niches lining the room are of past notable professors at the university.
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Sunday, 27 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 October, 2009
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Library   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 259 733 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8201N 3:11.2838W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 259 733
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