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must see edindurgh

Postby what? » Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:41 am

im heading over to edinburgh for the first time soon and im sure theres a few must-sees in relation to architecture. only goin for the day so will have to keep it central. any suggestions from locals or others whove been there would be much appreciated.

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Postby alan d » Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:33 pm

" must sees in relation to architecture", eh?

Glasgow:

train takes only forty minutes
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Postby what? » Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:36 pm

ah come on you can do better than that alan.
you know what i mean, what buildings would you recommend someone should go have a look at if its their first time in the city. dont have time to go to glasgow and back, have to fit in drinking time somewhere.
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Postby alan d » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:23 pm

For me the best buildings in Edinburgh are:

Distillers Building by RMJM on Belmont Road Murray Field

Scottish Provident Building by Rowand Anderson on St Andrews Square across the square is a building by Basil Spence;

Mortonhall cremetorium by Basil Spence

All first class buildings and all the best examples of modern architecture Auld Reekie has to offer.

Of the new stuff, the Mirrales's Parliament looks very good although covered in scaffold but you can see emerging a very interesting building and the masterplannig of the area
around by John Hope is innovative.

You could have a look inside the new museum of Scotland I guess, if your running for your train.

Don't though try to see to much though, just enjoy the day. Edinburgh is beautiful, probably one of the most beautiful city's on the planet.

Enjoy
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Postby what? » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:28 pm

cheers alan, will get to the ones i can. looking forward to the city more than anything tho.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:50 pm

Originally posted by alan d
Scottish Provident Building by Rowand Anderson on St Andrews Square


A lovely building indeed....
http://scotland.archiseek.com/edinburgh/scottish_provident_lge.html


Don't forget to drink in the Oxford Bar - the best bar in the city by a mile....
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Postby alan d » Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:51 pm

seem to remember that Paul caused quite a bit of a rammy in Edinburgh not so long ago, maybe he can help too.
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Postby Shark » Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:57 pm

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Things to see

Postby pepe » Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:08 pm

In no particular order.

Buildings etc
New Stuff
charles jencks earthwork at the museum of modern art. (West End/Dean valley area)
The fruitmarket gallery (Murphy)
Dancebase (Malcolm Fraser)
Old Stuff
Calton Hill

Both Museums on Chambers St are worth a look
The botanic gardens

Bars etc

Bar Kohl (george 4th Bridge)


JUst watch out for the big green cabbage!
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Postby Morlan » Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:52 pm

what?

All of the buildings here are beautiful! You dont need specifics.
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