NT2674 : National Monument on Calton Hill

taken 4 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

National Monument on Calton Hill
National Monument on Calton Hill
The National Monument on Calton Hill was intended to mark the end of the Napoleonic Wars but the funding raised by public subscription ran done long before completion. Viewed from the top of the Nelson Monument.
The Nelson Monument was built to honour Admiral Nelson after his significant naval victory at Trafalgar in 1805. Completed in 1816, the monument became a naval signalling station with a time ball installed in 1852. Designed to drop daily at exactly one o’clock, the famous sound signal of the gun fired from Edinburgh castle was added in 1861. Although not required for modern navigation, the gun and the ball signals are still given nowadays. The tower gives excellent views of the city.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2629 7415 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2818N 3:10.9231W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2624 7411
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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