Thursday, April 12, 2012

Looking Up

I remember in college, our History of Arts professor told us that during the middle ages, Gothic architecture flourished because the Church wanted the people to look up at spires and stained glass windows and thus, encourage them to pray. A walk around Edinburgh will bring you to many Gothic buildings, monuments and churches. Before the day ended, I was able to snap a photo of the imposing Scott Monument, a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. A moment captured in photograph, the monument's silhouette and the setting sun behind, a tribute to man's greatness and God's glory.

Castle Hill

City Chambers

Adam Smith Monument

There's a real person inside him, really!

St. Giles Cathedral

St. Giles Cathedral ceiling.

Scott Monument


  1. Excellent! History of Arts will never be forgotten and you remember it so well. Thank you JC for this wonderful blog. All shots are good choices. All pictures are very much appreciated. Congratulations!