Monday, October 15, 2012

Edinburgh's Folly

      This is an image of the National Monument on Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Its design was based upon the Parthenon in Greece. The reason it is referred to as Edinburgh's Folly or Edinburgh's Shame is because it was never completed due to lack of funds. Construction was shut down in 1829. Apparently there is a legend that rival city Glasgow offered to pay to have it completed but the city of Edinburgh were too proud to accept. This is one of the things we enjoyed about our trip to Scotland, there is a story behind everything.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photo Andrew! It almost captures a sense of shame with the grey skies and "crying" stones in the foreground.