Edinburgh #2

As previous posts have mentioned, Edinburgh is a city of statues, memorials and monuments.

This photo shows a statue of David Hume. He was a philosopher of the Enlightenment period. born in Edinburgh. He is best known today for his empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism.

The statue stands in the Royal Mile.

A young woman philosophises about what she reads in the screen of her mobile phone as she approaches the statue.

Another statue – that of Adam Black. The statue stands in Princes Gardens off Princes Street and close to the Scott memorial.

It depicts Adam Black in his robes as Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Adam Black has his left hand on his hip, his right hand is held by his chest. He was born in Edinburgh in 1784.

Adam and his brother, Charles, were the A and C of the publishing firm A and C Black.

People relax in the afternoon sunshine, apparently unaware of the statue. One woman sketches the Scott Memorial.

Featured Photo

Today’s featured photo shows a section of Edinburgh’s Scott Memorial in which a statue of Sir Walter Scott is shown seated. It is one of the largest memorials in the world created to honour a writer.

The shutter speed was 1/80 seconds; the aperture was f/8 and the focal length 19.4 mm. The ISO was 160.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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