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Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Saturday, November 21, 2009

This evening, I am focusing on one aspect of Edinburgh's intriguing and diverse architecture.

The building shown in the video clip below is the front of the Royal High School which is located close to the Calton Hill 'Athens of the North' skyline and may have been designed to blend in with the Acropolis theme.

The Royal High School was designed by Thomas Hamilton and built during during the period 1825-29.

It is a building of international renown and at one time was considered a candidate to house the Scottish Parliament.

The central Doric temple contains the splendid oval hall ( possible debating chamber) with shallow, coffered ceiling and cast iron columns supporting the balcony.

This building is not open to the public.



posted by Catswhiskers @ 9:46 AM 


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