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Edinburgh Architecture Royal High School

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This evening, I am presenting a couple of images of the impressive Royal High School at Edinburgh.

This is attributed to Thomas Hamilton 1825-29 and is considered a building of international stature that most justified Edinburgh's sobriquet Athens of the North.

There is evidence to suggest that this building was designed to be integrated with the nearby National Monument to create an Edinburgh Acropolis. The central Doric temple contains the splendid oval hall with shallow coffered ceiling, and cast iron columns supporting the balcony.

A fine piece of architecture with a superb aspect facing Salisbury Crags


posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:10 PM 


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