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hello...The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world after the José Martí monument in Havana.[1] It stands in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, opposite the Jenners department store on Princes Street and near to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is named after Scott's Waverley novels.
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The tower is 200 feet 6 inches (61.11 m) high and has viewing platforms reached by a series of spiral staircases giving panoramic views of central Edinburgh and its surroundings. The highest platform is reached by a total of 287 steps[2]. It is built from Binny sandstone quarried near Ecclesmachan in West Lothian.

It is placed on axis with South St. David Street, the main street leading off St. Andrew Square to Princes Street, and is a focal point within that vista, its scale being large enough to screen the Old Town behind. Its location appears more random when seen from the south side and Princes Street Gardens, but it dominates the eastern section of the gardens through its scale and elevated position wik

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  • Copyright: dale rys (dale54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1024 W: 0 N: 2487] (17219)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-08-08
  • Exposure: f/0.6, 1/214 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-08-09 10:26
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