NT2471 : Queen Victoria in Morningside

taken 7 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Queen Victoria in Morningside
Queen Victoria in Morningside
What on earth was the Street Lighting Department thinking about when they positioned this lamp which obscures the view of a tablet on a tenement commemorating Queen Victoria's Jubilee? The lamps in Morningside Road are not spaced equidistantly and there is a perfectly good spot a few metres further along the same building where it could just as easily have been placed.

Morningside, which grew from a village to a city suburb in the late 19th century, became a byword for Victorian rectitude and propriety.

"Morningside...is more than a geographical expression: it is a frame of mind, a social attitude, a form of speech. (...) It might even be worth someone's trouble to investigate the fact that there are 199.5 females in Morningside to every 100 males - a concentration of femininity unique in all Scotland." -- D. Keir, Third Statistical Account, 1966
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2451 7126 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.7076N 3:12.5845W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2453 7126
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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