January 08, 2007

Museum on the Mound

The green dome you see in the picture is the headquarters (on paper at least) of the Bank of Scotland, or HBoS as it has become. They have turned it into Edinburgh's newest museum, known as the Museum on the Mound. It details the history of the bank and banking in Scotland in general, as well as taking a look at the history of the Old Town of Edinburgh. It's free to enter, as are all the public museums, but I haven't been yet so I can't say if it's worth a look or not.

37 comments:

isabella said...

Museum on the Mound? Don't you have a proper hill?;-)))
I do love the pictures of the Old Town (since in the States anything from the 19th century is considered old!)

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Grant F said...

isabella...fun comment...the Mound is not a proper hill though! it was an artificial link to bridge the Old Town and the New Town...they city is rather hilly though as it is built on 7 hills.
misscipher...glad you're enjoying.

Zachary said...

good work! i really like ur pictures.

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Meg in Nelson said...

It's looking very warm for Edinburgh in January...

Mental Floss said...

Very nice shot. Can you tell me why are these domes green in colour.

Ame said...

Hi Grant! Long time no SEEEEEEEEEE! ;)

And WOW! I love all the "artwork" on the roofs in your two latest shots!

Maybe we'll get a chance to head up to Scotland next month when hubs and I visit...never know!

Thanks for enticing me!
=)

luggi said...

Well, it looks great from the outside, huh?

Kris said...

free museum, what are you waiting for? wonderful shot !

Ravenchase Junkie said...

You're making me homesick for a city that I have only visited once. Spent a few days in Edinburgh at the end of touring around Scotland. Fell in love with Edinburg.

It was the first time anyone from my family had been back there since the original ancestor left Aberdeen in 1600s to find his destiny in the New World.

Thank you for sharing your photos.

Mme Benaut said...

Hi Grant, I've never been to Edinburgh but have heard a great deal about it from my brother who returns to do research at Edinburgh University every couple of years. So, it's great to see photos of your city; particularly the old town which is so charming.
Hope you pop into our site at Adelaide Daily Photo and enjoy some of our summer sunshine. It was 40 degrees celsius today (104 F)

Jackie said...

Hope you're OK, I'm missing my daily fix of Edinburgh!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to find your blog....We have a group of 30 middle and high school students coming to Edinburg this summer. I'll refer them to your site!

missy said...

grant! where are you? hope your ok i keep looking on your blog for photos but no updates. hope everything is ok.missy

Abraham Lincoln said...

Are the roofs made of copper and have turned green naturally? Nice photographs.
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Pecos Blue said...

Fun to see the photos. Thank you.

Susan said...

Grant,
Very nice blog. I hope to visit Edinburgh in the future. In the mean time, your photos will have to do. Also giving me ideas of what to visit when I am there.
Thanks

lynn said...

I'm going to visit one day!

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lynn said...

How interesting, i used to bank with them i'd like to go in!

Chad said...

great photo

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home therapy said...

What a wonderful city you live in!

K M F said...

wounderfull image

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benHARPERbenLUDIN said...

nice pic..hope to go there one day...

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This is a very primitive and an ancient place which is a travelers destination and it is a place of ancient history and the destination of all the tombs, sacred shrines as well.

Jimmy said...

I love it! Especially the greenish rooftops. Brings so much memories. :)

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