NT2776 : The Corn Exchange, Leith

taken 12 years ago, near to Leith, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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The Corn Exchange, Leith
The Corn Exchange, Leith
Originally built in 1861 as a marketing hall and the centre of the grain trade, it has since served as the headquarters of the Lighthouse Board, a depot for a scaffolding company, a venue for tall ships celebrations and, for several decades, a public house. In the early 1990s it was unused but has been resurrected and is now an art gallery. I have long been delighted by the finely carved frieze above the windows, which seems to be a celebration of the port of Leith and its trade, with scenes of grain production NT2776 : The frieze of the Leith Corn Exchange 1, grain and grape harvest the Auld Alliance and trade with France, especially Bordeaux NT2776 : The frieze of the Leith Corn Exchange 2, the wool trade NT2776 : The frieze of the Leith Corn Exchange 3, and general maritime trade NT2776 : The frieze of the Leith Corn Exchange 4. I have, however, so far been unsuccessful in find any information about the frieze.
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 September, 2007
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Building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 276 763 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4962N 3:9.6430W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 276 763
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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