NT2169 : Robert Louis Stevenson's Tree, Colinton

taken 11 years ago, near to Colinton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Robert Louis Stevenson's Tree, Colinton
Robert Louis Stevenson's Tree, Colinton
"...the smell of water rising from all around, and an added tang of papermills; the sound of water everywhere, and the sound of mills..."

The young Robert Louis Stevenson spent most of his summer holidays at his grandfather's manse in Colinton where he would swing under this Yew tree (to which a modern swing is attached) in the grounds of Colinton Manse. Perhaps it was here that the child with a weak constitution had his first adventurous thoughts that would eventually bear fruit in 'Treasure Island' and 'Kidnapped'.

NT2169 : Robert Louis Stevenson's Swing ... almost
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Thursday, 9 July, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 July, 2009
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Tree   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 216 691 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.5588N 3:15.3227W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 216 691
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