NT0969 : Uranus

taken 5 years ago, near to East Calder, West Lothian, Great Britain

This is the representation of Uranus in the Kirkhill Pillar project. The adjacent plaque says, "The planet Uranus has a milky blue appearance, and the sculpture reflects this. Uranus is represented by seven opaque apertures which allow the light to shine through." It is fortuitous that the Uranus sculpture falls so close to the original pillar, which has been relocated in Almondell Park. See NT0969 : Uranus - The Kirkhill Pillar Project
The Kirkhill Pillar Project

This project commemorates the 11th Earl of Buchan, who lived at Kirkhill House, Broxburn, in the 18th Century. He built an astronomical pillar, with carved Latin inscriptions and astronomical equations, along with a belltower and cross. The pillar was relocated to the visitor centre at the Almondell & Calderwood Country Park and Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians coordinated this community art project, in which 11 pieces of art, representing a scale model of the solar system, are distributed around West Lothian, making a sculpture trail around the landscape. Broxburn Academy was chosen to be the centre of this solar system. It seemed ideal not only because it was close to Kirkhill House - the original site of the Pillar - but because of its links to learning. A link to the project can be found at LinkExternal link and the pillar and all 11 sculptures are featured on Geograph. They can be found in NT0772, NT0672, NT0870, NT0969, NT0276 and NS9974.

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Date Taken
Friday, 18 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 November, 2016
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Country estates 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0910 6945 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.5721N 3:27.3406W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0910 6945
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