From Nelson's Monument - Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Rob MacKillop, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Atop Calton Hill, with views over Princes Street and the Castle, it costs £5 to climb the stairs, something I've resisted doing for years due to both my innate skinflint-ness, and my fear of heights. So why I decided to pay the money on one of the windiest days of the year, I don't know. At the top of the monument to Nelson at Trafalgar, you emerge from the stairs to to face a small walled walkway around its perimeter, and on this day a Force 9 Gale, or so it seemed. Anyway, a grabbed a couple of quick ones, and made my way down the stairs.

    I'd run out of medium format film, so this lot are from the Hexar, with Delta 400 film. having scanned similar shots today with 120 film, I can attest that there is a big difference, with the 120 winning out on quality, as we might expect.

    More about Nelson's Monument HERE, should you be remotely interested.



    And from inside the stairwell:



    I only have one shot - one I don't like - showing the monument in between some Doric columns...

  2. Raza Shaikh

    Raza Shaikh Active Member

    Nice collections of images. #1,2 are the great one. Your hard work shows.
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Well I cannot think what possessed you to go up, but it seems to have been worth it, especially as it means I most definitely will never need to now! My favourite though is the view through the window. Superb.
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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It was definitely a scary experience. But there's commitment for you!
  5. Wonderful set of pictures! The last one is just amazing. Thank you for sharing these pictures. :)

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