1829 National Monument of Scotland, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, UK, Europe.
The National Monument of Scotland, on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, is Scotland's national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. Modelled upon the Parthenon in Athens, it was designed in 1823-6 by Charles Robert Cockerell and William Henry Playfair. Construction started in 1826 but due to the lack of funds it was left unfinished in 1829, giving rise to nicknames such as "Scotland's Disgrace," and "Edinburgh's Folly." Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, in Lothian on the Firth of Forth, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download