NT4728 : Poets' Corner, Selkirk

taken 7 years ago, near to Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

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Poets' Corner, Selkirk
Poets' Corner, Selkirk
Large white boards bearing verses from famous local poets, such as Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg, were put up over the boarded-up windows of the former Co-op building in High Street (the building on the left) in 2005 to coincide with Scott’s Selkirk, an annual winter festival celebrating the life and times of Sir Walter Scott. The poetry boards are on the ground floor windows while the first floor windows display the words POETS’ CORNER. The empty property was to be turned into flats and shops but nothing has yet happened, no doubt due to the downturn in the economy. The original idea was to tidy up the appearance of the empty premises and as far as I can make out, there is not one piece of graffiti on these boards. This is a view down high street towards Scott’s Place.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 August, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4719 2869 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.9423N 2:50.3145W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4718 2867
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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