NT2471 : Stork on Albert Terrace

taken 8 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Stork on Albert Terrace
Stork on Albert Terrace
One of two storks perched at the ends of a block of Regency houses in Morningside. I assume they were placed there by the builders as symbols of good family prospects, as storks are seen in parts of Europe. An amusing story has become attached to them. The houses are said to have belonged to Glasgow merchants who used them when transacting business in Edinburgh. They installed their mistresses in the houses, hence the storks. I was also told that they used a lane behind the houses to come and go, but I couldn't square this furtiveness at the back of the houses with advertising their infidelities at the front!
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 244 715 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8847N 3:12.6669W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 244 715
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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