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The National Monument and Nelson's monument , Carlton Hill, Edinburgh | by Dragos Cosmin- Getty Images Artist
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The National Monument and Nelson's monument , Carlton Hill, Edinburgh

The National Monument of Scotland, variously referred to as Scotland's Disgrace, the Pride and Poverty of Scotland, Edinburgh's Disgrace or Edinburgh's Folly, is an unfinished building on Calton Hill in Edinburgh. It is Scotland's national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, and was intended, according to the inscription, to be "A Memorial of the Past and Incentive to the Future Heroism of the Men of Scotland".

 

The Nelson Monument is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, situated on top of Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland and provides a dramatic termination of the vista along Princes Street from the west. It was built between 1807 and 1815 to commemorate Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his own death at the same battle.

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Taken on August 20, 2012