NT2573 : Old College Quad, University of Edinburgh

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Old College Quad, University of Edinburgh.
Old College Quad, University of Edinburgh.
Exterior by Robert Adam (1789) whose cousin William Robertson was principal of the university at the time. Building began in 1789 but was interrupted by the Napoleonic Wars and stopped in 1793. Intermittent building and reshaping thereafter, but Adam's vision was never fully realised, with the dome not finally constructed until 1887 to a design by Rowand Anderson. The gilded figure on top is 'Youth' bearing a torch of learning by John Hutchison. (Details from J. Gifford et al "The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh" published by Penguin Books, 2nd ed 1991, ie 'Pevsner'.)
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 February, 2008
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University   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 259 733 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8532N 3:11.2079W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 259 733
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