NT4728 : Poets' Corner, Selkirk

taken 7 years ago, near to Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

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Poets' Corner, Selkirk
Poets' Corner, Selkirk
Large white boards bearing verses from famous local poets, such as Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg, were put up over the boarded-up windows of the former Co-op building in High Street in 2005 to coincide with Scott’s Selkirk, an annual winter festival celebrating the life and times of Sir Walter Scott. The poetry boards are on the ground floor windows while the first floor windows display the words POETS’ CORNER. The empty property was to be turned into flats and shops but nothing has yet happened, no doubt due to the downturn in the economy. The original idea was to tidy up the appearance of the empty premises and as far as I can make out, there is not one piece of graffiti on these boards. This is a view towards the east end of the building at the junction of High Street and Chapel Street. For a closer view of a poetry board, see NT4728 : Poets' Corner, Selkirk.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 August, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4720 2870 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.9477N 2:50.3051W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4722 2871
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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