July 20, 2006

Kilted Statue


I can't believe I had never noticed this bekilted figure before, but then until I started photo-blogging, I think I walked around this city with my eyes half shut. This wonderful statue stands in front of a war memorial in West Princes Street Gardens and was a gift from families of Scottish descent in the USA to Edinburgh. The detail of the pleats on the kilt is really detailed and well-done.

7 comments:

beau frere said...

I think it's also to do with the fact you weren't born in Edinburgh. Natives frequently do not 'see' their home town.

Kris said...

yeah, i think each of us has big eyes due to DP blogging!

Chris said...

Courageous young men.

Louise said...

I've always admired men in skirts.

edwin s said...

I'm with you on the sights we now see. I'm so grateful for what DP has done for me eyes and mind.

and you don't visit other DP sites that much anymore. well not mine anyway. everything ok? i do miss your comments.

Neorelix said...

He's very impressive - nice one.

Louz said...

Its a very nice find. I agree I've discovered so many interesting things about where I live since I started doing the blog. Things I drove by or even walked by and didn't notice.. til I started noticing for the blog.