Monday, May 11, 2015

The Scott Monument, Edinburgh

The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world, commemorating Sir Walter Scott. Born in Edinburgh, lawyer and ardent patriot, he won enduring fame as a romantic poet and the author of the Waverley Novels. This large Gothic spire was built after the writer’s death, 1832. The exterior is decorated with carvings of characters from his novels; inside the visitor can see an exhibition on Scott’s life, and climb the 287 steps to the top, enjoying thus a superb view of the capital of Scotland. 

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