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The National Monument  -  Calton Hill

Albumen Print of the National Monument on Calton Hill  -  by AA Inglis

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

The National Monument

The albumen print above is approximately 8 ins x 5.5 ins.  It is No 515 in a series of views by AA Inglis

It was proposed that The National Monument, on Calton Hill at the East End of Princes Street, would be a copy of the Parthenon in Athens.  But funds ran out. What you see in the photograph above, which looks to the north from the hill towards the Firth of Forth, is all that was ever built!

Nevertheless, In this photograph the National Monument is an impressive site.  Its stone was then still clean and bright.  AA Inglis took care to keep the monument's columns vertical in his photograph, a feat seldom achieved in today's photographs.

Details above have been taken from 'Old & New Edinburgh'

 

 

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