From the top of the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh the view is, when you can see it, outstanding.
Getting up the 287 steps to the top is not easy and by the very top is so narrow you have to duck down and squeeze your shoulders.
Once you have caught your breath, you can concentrate on the photography!
Had been to London for a week and during that visit, I had spent 2 days in Edinburgh, saw the famous spots there. Here is an image of the National Monument which is on top of Calton Hill.
This is a well travelled cannon. The Royal Arms of Spain is in cast relief on top of the barrel. The cannon was transported to the Portugese colonies in southeast Asia sometime before 1785. There is an inscription along side of coat of arms, written later, and is thought to be Burmese, as the cannon was once kept by a Burmese King. It was captured by the British during the invasion of Burma in 1885 and presented to Edinburgh in 1886.
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The Old Calton Burial Ground is a graveyard at Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the north-east of the city centre. The burial ground was opened in 1718, and is the resting place of several notable Scots, including philosopher David Hume, scientist John Playfair, rival publishers William Blackwood and Archibald Constable, and clergyman Dr Robert Candlish. It is also the site of the Political Martyrs’ Monument, an obelisk erected to the memory of a number of political reformers, and Scotland’s
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