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During a very nice stay in Edinburgh during Christmas, I took this sunny view of Calton Hill, from the Old Town. This architecture and the stone used in most of the city building contribute to make Edinburgh a very harmonious town. Northern lights on such walls were enchanting.

Let's see what Wikipedia told us about Calton Hill :
"Calton Hill is a hill in central Edinburgh, Scotland, just to the east of the New Town. Views of, and from, the hill are often used in photographs and paintings of the city.

Calton Hill is the headquarters of the Scottish Government, which is based at St Andrew's House, on the steep southern slope of the hill; with the Scottish Parliament Building, and other key buildings, for example Holyrood Palace, lying near the foot of the hill. The hill also includes several iconic monuments and buildings: the National Monument, Nelson's Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, the New Parliament House (the Royal High School), the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martyrs' Monument and the City Observatory"

Une vue de Calton Hill sous un rayon de soleil, le jour de Noël 2010, à l'occasion d'un court séjour dans la capitale écossaise. L'architecture et la pierre utilisée dans la majorité des bâtiments font de cette ville un ensemble vraiment charmant et élégant, et chaque colline est un point de vue magique.

Que nous dit Wikipedia à propos de Calton Hill ?
"Au nord-est, surplombant le centre-ville, se trouve Calton Hill. À son sommet sont bâtis différents bâtiments, dont deux observatoires, une tour en la mémoire de Horatio Nelson, le Royal High School (qui aurait dû abriter le parlement à une époque), et le National Monument, dont le modèle est le Parthénon d’Athènes, mais qui reste inachevé. Le surnom Athènes du Nord donné à Édimbourg vient entre autres de ce monument. Calton Hill accueille les festivités de Beltane chaque 1er mai."

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