Caption: Sunset over Edinburgh from Calton Hill. The acropolis is in fact an unfinished monument originally initiated in 1816, a year after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, it was meant to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens, as a memorial to those who had died in the Napoleonic Wars. Building began in 1822, but funds ran dry and celebrated Edinburgh architect William Playfair only got to see a facade of his building completed.
Location: Edinburgh Edinburgh Scotland
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