NT2572 : Sundial, West Meadows Park

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Sundial, West Meadows Park
Sundial, West Meadows Park
Sundial, erected in commemoration of the International Exhibition by His Royal Highness Albert Victor, Prince of Wales, in Edinburgh in 1886. Designed by Sir James Gowans. The sundial is composed of a bronze sphere on an octagonal stone base. Eight different kinds of stone, in 11 courses each engraved with the name of the quarry from which the stone was extracted:
1st red stone from Moat Quarry
2nd red stone from Corncockle
3rd yellow stone from Whitsome Newton
4th yellow stone from Cragg
5th blue stone from Myreton
6th yellow stone from Cocklaw
7th yellow stone from Redhall
8th blue stone from Myreton
9th red stone from Ballochmyle
10th blue stone from Myreton
11th (base of armillary sphere) yellow stone from Redhall

The facets of the base are engraved with quotes on the subject of time, eg 'Time and Tide wait for no man'
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 252 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5065N 3:11.9370W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 252 727
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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