NT2573 : Scott Monument from South St David Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Scott Monument from South St David Street
Scott Monument from South St David Street
Spectacular stone tribute to one of the great figures of world literature. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) In terms of functionality, it has been remarked that the design seems to have no other purpose than to keep the rain off the statue of Scott and his dog at the base. South St. David Street was presumably named after the patron saint of Wales in keeping with the policy of adopting street names for the New Town to evoke the Union, but the local story is far more entertaining. The philosopher David Hume, well-known for his atheism, was one of the street's first residents prior to its naming. It is said that after visiting his house a young female acquaintance chalked the name 'St. David Street' on the wall as a prank. His servant wanted to remove the gentle jibe, but Hume insisted it be left, and so the name was later officially adopted.
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Friday, 2 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 July, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 256 738 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1299N 3:11.5815W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 255 739
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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