Tuesday, 14 November 2006

Scottish National Monument - Edinburgh - UK

Scottish National Monument - Edinburgh - UK
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Originally uploaded by { Planet Adventure }.
Pt: O National Monument foi construido no inicio do seculo 19, para comemorar a morte de soldados escossezes em batalhas contra Napoleao. O plano inicial era fazer o mesmo se parecer ao maximo com o Acropolis em Athenas, mas a grana acabou e o monumento acabou ficando com sua construcao pela metade.

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En: The National Monument is probably the most well-known. Built at the beginning of the 19th century to commemorate the Scottish soldiers killed in the Napoleonic Wars, the original plan was to make it appear as the Acropolis in Athens did 2500 years ago. But funds quickly ran out, leaving only a few columns and half the foundation complete

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