NT2673 : Design oversight, Scottish Parliament landscape

taken 6 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Design oversight, Scottish Parliament landscape
Design oversight, Scottish Parliament landscape
South-southeast of the Parliament buildings, on an area of former recreational land, the designers have created a public open space that seems also to be a stylized, conceptual representation of the land of Scotland. The landscape creates a setting for the distinctive buildings, behind the camera. On either side of three paths are the 'tails', perhaps a formalisation of the crag-and-tail topography on which Edinburgh's Old Town is built. Here at the tails of the 'tails' the designer has not foreseen a pedestrian desire line, where the lad with the rucksack is, from the south end of the buildings across the 'tails' to the central grassy space and perhaps Holyrood and the car park beyond.
The landscape is explained, up to a point, in NT2673 : Interpreting the landscape, Scottish Parliament, Pàrlamaid na h-Alba.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Public buildings and spaces  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2680 7375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0709N 3:10.4267W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2680 7376
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Scottish Parliament Building  Parlamaid Na H-Alba  Landscape  Public Open Space 

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