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DSC02406, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, the political, commercial and cultural heart of Scotland. Nestled between the Highlands and the Border Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted for its superb skyline, its impressive collection of architecture and its beautiful parks. In the elegant New Town, the streets are lined with graceful Georgian buildings, many designed by the great architect Robert Adam. Edinburgh has also exerted a tremendous cultural force on Europe and the English-speaking world. The International Festival has been one of the premier European cultural events for over half a century. Among those who have called the city home are the writers Robert Burns, James Boswell, and Sir Walter Scott and the philosophers Adam Smith and David Hume. To stroll the streets of Edinburgh is to experience one of the world's great cities.

 

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Taken on September 7, 2006