While I have always enjoyed the old buildings in Scotland, I was particularly taken this trip with the sheer artistry of the stone masons.
Note the detail in the lace of Queen Victoria’s dress on this statue atop the
Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green
More of the artistry around the Doulton Fountain - a tribute to the British Commonwealth
Street lamp on the Mound in Edinburgh
Forecourt fountain at Holyrood Palace
Knotted rope around window at Wallace Monument
Ceiling of the old Abbey at Holyrood Palace
Jenners Department Store in Edinburgh
Unfortunately with the more common use of cinderblocks, poured or pre-moulded cement or even glass and steel, these artisans have become an extinct breed. However, their legacy lives on in the monuments that they have created.