NT2573 : Towers on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

taken 14 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Towers on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Towers on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
On the left is the pavilion roof of the Edinburgh Central Public Library, built in the 1880s, with a "two-stage octagonal lantern derived from the Hotel d'Ecoville at Caen". The building really stands on Cowgate, way below the bridge.

Nearer is the Augustine United church at the corner of Merchant Street, with its tower (with 8 ball-finials) surmounted by "a frivolous pagoda spire of three diminishing octagonal stages; at the second, a boldly cantilevered balcony with ironwork balustrade".

Seen from the National Museum of Scotland's roof terrace.

Quotes from "Edinburgh" (Buildings of Scotland): John Gifford, Colin McWilliam, David Walker, Penguin, rev 1991.
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Tuesday, 19 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 August, 2008
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Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 257 733 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8182N 3:11.4758W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 257 732
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