2011

NT2574 : Two Edinburgh worthies, Queen Street

taken 14 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Scotland

Two Edinburgh worthies, Queen Street
Two Edinburgh worthies, Queen Street
Two of the most notable figures of the Scottish Enlightenment who lived in Edinburgh in the late 18th century: the moral philosopher David Hume from Ninewells in Berwickshire and the political economist Adam Smith from Kirkcaldy in Fife, both to be found on the north-west tower of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

"...Scotland, which had done nothing up to the eighteenth century, after the eighteenth century seemed almost to do everything." -- A J Balfour, British Prime Minister, 1905

"Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind."-- W S Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1946

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Category: Statues
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NT2574, 1665 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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kim traynor   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 1 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 January, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 255 742 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3234N 3:11.6451W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 255 742
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