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  • Princes Street Gardens. Once a lake called the Nord Loch, its water was drained creating

  • a parknow a favorite among locals.

  • The draining of the lake was part of a huge expansion of Edinburgh back in the late 18th

  • century. This was a classic early example of urban flight with the rich leaving an unlivably

  • congested old town and building a magnificent new one.

  • Edinburgh's upper class now had a respectable district in which to promenade. The street

  • plan was a logical, checker-board grid planin tune with the age of Enlightenment.

  • Back when the 13 American colonies were fighting King George III, a new revolutionary style

  • of architecture was popular all across Europe. On the Continent they called it neoclassical.

  • Britain named it "Georgian" after her king. Edinburgh built an entire new town based on this style.

  • Georgian Edinburgh was a parade of elegant symmetry and classical ornamentation. The

  • shiny new Edinburgh was also part of a PR campaign designed to promote the notion that

  • Scotland was a respected and integral part of the United Kingdom.

  • The streets and squares are named after the British royalty. George Street — 20 feet

  • wider than the others (so a four-horse carriage could make a U-turn) — was the main drag.

  • Between Queen and Princes Street, Thistle and Rose streets were named for the emblems

  • of the two supposedly happily paired nations.

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スコットランド・エディンバラジョージアンニュータウン (Edinburgh, Scotland: Georgian New Town)

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    亞曼達 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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