Friday, August 13, 2010

Reflecting in Edinburgh

Sir Walter Scott on the Scott Memorial. He must be reflecting on something, don't you think? And Hume--he's probably reflecting on how silly it is to fall into the bog.
Adam Smith undoubtedly reflecting on the economy. Oh, dear!
And Sir James Young Simpson reflecting on anesthesia. (He got the middle name, BTW, because there were two James Simpsons in the medical school at the same time. The registrar appended the young to his name to tell them apart. It stuck.)                                                
Gerard Manley Hopkins reflects on the world.
Ah, here is a reflection as you might have been looking for. Here, in Chambers Street, where Robert Louis Stevenson studied in the law school reflected in the window, and obviously reflected on the fact that he would rather be writing!
James sponsors Weekend Reflections. I hope you and he can abide my bit of whimsy with the theme this week.

10 comments:

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Meravigliose statue di uomini importanti.
Mi è piaciuta molto quella di Adam S.
Buona giornata :-)

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely sentiments - and pictures. Bravo for something different.

leavesnbloom said...

I have memories of the Hume statue - with a beanie monkey sitting up beside him on a Edinburgh university student night out.

Thats some busy part of the city just now with the fringe festival on.

Rosie
Centre of Interest Photoblog ( Scotland)

jeff campbell said...

Looks like a fantastic place to be...lovely shots ;-) Peace

~Cheryl said...

Love your whimsical reflections! Have a great weekend.

Martha Z said...

Great reflections, all.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting post, the sculptures are wonderful and our reflection shot is brilliant!Great work!
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Paulie said...

I liked the words on that old sign. . .

John McDevitt said...

Nice series. Well thought reflections and the images that go along with them.

Linda said...

Oooh, you were just across the road from me when you took this photo! How tantalising to know that there was a fellow blogger so close!