One day during our stay in Edinburgh in May of this year we walked from our hotel on Picardy Place a couple of blocks down York Place to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street. My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge will be this photo I took from the first floor of the art museum looking down into the Entrance Hall on the ground floor.
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That marble statue in the middle of the photo is of Robert Burns, Scotland’s beloved poet. It was created by British sculptor John Flaxman (1755-1826).
The National Portrait Gallery opened in 1890. Sometimes there is a charge for a special exhibit but admission to most of the galleries is free. The museum covers three floors and includes a shop and a cafe. We spent a couple of hours browsing through the galleries and learned a lot about the history of Scotland since the 16th century.
Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by Leanne’s website this week to see what photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.
I’ll have more photos of the National Portrait Gallery in my next posting.