Adam Smith

Statue

Beside the Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh

Installation of the Adam Smith Statue beside the Mercat Cross
June 30, 2008

Installation of Statue of Adam Smith, beside the Mercat Cross in the Royal Mile  -  June 30, 2008

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                      Photo taken June 30, 2008

 

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   Installation of Statue of Adam Smith, beside the Mercat Cross in the Royal Mile  -  June 30, 2008

 

Adam Smith Statue

Adam Smith

This statue of Adam Smith, was placed on its plinth, beside the Mercat Cross, to the east of St Giles Church in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, on June 30, 2008.

Adam Smith lived in Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment and is buried in Edinburgh.  He was known as "the father of economics".

Statues

Here we see the statue standing on the ground amongst the workers, with its head covered.  It is about to be lifted onto its plinth.

The statue, which will be 20 ft high on its plinth, is by Paisley-based sculptor, Sandy Stoddart.

Unveiling

This statue of Adam Smith is to be unveiled in a ceremony at noon on Friday July 4, 2008, by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Vernon Smith.

The View

This view looks across the Royal Mile, past the statue of Adam Smith, into the courtyard of the City Chambers, where the statue of Alexander & Bucephalus can be seen.

The statue of Alexander & Bucephalus is by John Steell.  It was cast in 1883.  It stood in the middle of the road at St Andrew Square, at the junction with George Street until 1916.

 

Adam Smith Statue

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