This is the bottom half of the Scott Monument. The monument rises above the city skyline to a height of 61 metres, making it very tricky to capture in a single shot. Beneath the monument sits Sir Walter Scott himself, with his dog Maida, sculpted by Sir John Steell.
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.