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A Trip To Edinburgh (page 6/14)

[picture: canons]


More canons in the walls at Edinburgh Castle.

[picture: Niche]


A big niche for a small figure?

[picture: Edinburgh from the castle 6]

Edinburgh from the castle 6

Another view of the city. Note the closeness of the open countryside and hills.

[picture: Apse]


An apse or a circular tower, possibly religious, at Edinburgh Castle, seen from the outside.

[picture: Minaret]


OK, it’s not a Minaret. Just a little turret. Maybe it houses a satellite dish for Internet access.

[picture: Edinburgh from the castle 7]
[picture: Roof]


Probably a lead roof, with carved stonework in the foreground.

[picture: Castle stonework]

Castle stonework

A turret, or circular tower, and a flap over a gun embrasure, presumably to protect the defenders against flying haggis. In the background, the modern city. [more...]

[picture: Cannon balls]

Cannon balls

Three stone cannon balls sitting on an iron monkey, or stand. The brass monkey was also used, but as it gets cold the brass contracts, and in extreme weather the canonballs fall off, leading (really) to the phrase cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. [more...]

[picture: Please Do Not Climb On Mons Meg]

Please Do Not Climb On Mons Meg

Mons Meg is a large gun; there’s another picture of it later.

[picture: Mons Meg in the Sunlight]

Mons Meg in the Sunlight

This is the nearest that this huge cannon got to being without people in front of it. Mons Meg was made in Mons in Belgium in 1457 and presented to King James II of Scotland. It fired missles [...] [more...]

[picture: Mons Meg: The Sign]

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