NT2674 : Nelson Monument on the Calton Hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Nelson Monument on the Calton Hill
Nelson Monument on the Calton Hill
The Nelson Monument built on Glasgow Green in 1806 was the first major tribute in stone to the 'Hero of Trafalgar', but Robert Burn's tower on the Calton Hill, built in the shape of a telescope, was a close runner-up. Work on the 106ft high structure, paid for by public subscription, began in 1807 and was completed in 1816. Thus, patriotic North Britons demonstrated their gratitude for Nelson's victory some thirty years before London erected Britain's premier monument in Trafalgar Square between 1840 and 1843.

NT2674 : Nelson Monument from Regent Road
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Friday, 2 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 July, 2010
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 263 741 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2929N 3:10.8946W
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