During the Enlightenment era of Edinburgh, many people took concepts from that of ancient Greece and Rome. A lot of this can be seen in the architecture of buildings such as this one. What makes this architectural piece so interesting is that it wasn’t only going to be a monument. It was going to be mausoleum… In order to obtain some of the funds for this massive project, adds were posted in local newspapers advertising available plots to bury their loved ones in this place. Some people jumped on the idea, but the building never came to fruition. Over the years, funds dwindled and it was left to sit upon the hill idly. Now this monument is a site to see in Edinburgh for it’s a taste of Greece and a good picnic spot with a view of the city.
Published by Samantha Seitz
Everyone's been told they can't do something, they can't go somewhere, they can't be who they want to be, and I believe that's all crap. Over the years, I've delved into various areas of study, work, and philosophical debates. All of them have made me realize that everyone is unique and amazing for who they are. Yes, we don't all have the same opinions, but that's why we progress. If we all were the same we'd be stationary and there'd be no point in doing anything. After college, I spent time working in a medical implant manufacturing company. Stress levels were always high, work consumed me, and there seemed to be no way out. All of my dreams of traveling and writing were being tossed aside. There came a turning point which pushed me to forget everything else and follow what truly makes me happy. I'm here to show that it's possible for anyone to follow their dreams. It takes a lot of will power and gumption to go for it, but it's something you won't regret. I'm combining my love of travel, writing, history, and teaching to create collage of articles for my blog that will inspire other people or even give them a good story. View all posts by Samantha Seitz