A City Hewn From Stone: An Exploration

The prominent geological features which dominate Edinburgh contribute to the picturesque nature of the city to a huge extent.

This small photographic account is the beginning of a process to understand the built form of the city as an extrusion of this natural, ancient geology.

In places, this is clear. Edinburgh castle seems to be molded out of the very rock of the hill itself, and many features of Calton Hill appear to seamlessly rise from the volcanic stone.

This is a feature inherent o the character of the city and beyond, and will be explored in more depth as the fieldwork progresses.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s