ART AND BEAUTY IMAGES, FOR YOU
Sculptures not very famous in EDINBURG (Scotland)
Sir Walter Scott, in Princes Street Gardens
Walter Scott is one of the most famous Scottish writers. Trained lawyer and antique lover. Born August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh and died on September 21, 1832 in Abbotsford.
artist: Sir John Steell Scottish (1804 – 1891)
Photo author: Sarah Stierch . Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Edinburgh Castle, lion sculpture
Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress on a rock of volcanic origin. It has been used for military purposes since nearly 3000. However, several archaeological studies suggest that there would have been a human presence as far back as the Bronze Age.
Author: mzmatuszewski0. Source: pixabay.com
the Bar at the top of Candlemaker Row, near the entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard. In front is the lifesized statue of Greyfriars Bobby, commissioned by baroness Burdett-Coutts almost immediately after the dog’s death and modelled by William Brodie, standing at the top of a granite water fountain. Originally built as a drinking fountain, it very aptly had an upper fountain for humans and a lower fountain for dogs. Following a health scare in 1975, the water supply was cut off to all of Edinburgh’s drinking fountains and both basins were filled in with concrete. After being daubed with paint in 1979, and hit by a car in 1984, the fountain was restored in 1985.
Author: David Dixon. Source: geograph.org.uk
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Henry Moore sculpture in the grounds
Photo author: SeanMack . Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Statue of Adam Smith
On the 4th of July 2008, the ASI unveiled the world’s first major public monument to Adam Smith – the great Scottish economist, philosopher, and author of The Wealth of Nations.The monument, which takes the form of a 10-foot bronze statue on a massive stone plinth, sits on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile – right in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, where Adam Smith worked and died. The statue was created by Alexander Stoddart, Scotland’s leading monumental sculptor.
Photo author: Velvet . Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Wojtek in Princes Street Gardens
Wojtek was an orphan Syrian bear adopted by Polish soldiers in Iran during WWII. He travelled with the soldiers as they moved around, sharing their beer, wine and cigarettes, via Egypt to Italy, where he assisted the soldiers by carrying ammunition for the guns in the attack on Monte Cassino in 1944. The army was not able to take animals to Italy so, to get round that difficulty, Wojtek was enlisted in the Polish Army, with name, rank and number. At the end of the war in May 1945 the Polish soldiers went to Winfield Camp in Scotland, taking Woytek with them . When they were demobilised in 1947 the bear could not return with them to Poland, and he was demobbed to Edinburgh Zoo, where he lived until he died in 1963.
Author: M J Richardson . Source: geograph.org.uk