Saturday, August 1, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - UFO in Edinbugh?




No - it is Edinburgh Napier University's Business School campus - stunningly redeveloped a couple of years ago - or not - depending on your views on modern architecture. The original
Victorian building is still attached. This was built as a Hydropathic institute, but during WWI it became a psychiatric hospital; war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon were both patients there. Later it became a teacher training college.
The egg shaped structure houses a lecture theatre. Interesting building and shadows. See more at Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.

11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Very interesting looking building! Great shadow shots! Have a great day!

Sylvia

indiajourney said...

i liked the first photo, with that giant 'eye'. looks like a very nice place to study :)

Hot Fudge said...

What a fascinating building. We will be in Edinburgh later in the month, and we are hoping for some warm weather. However, living in subtropical Queensland, I guess I will have to pack my long-johns!

Hey Harriet said...

You captured some very cool shadows! A very interesting example of modern architecture indeed! :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Glowering shadows
at the university—
who can abide them?

My Shadow Shots

Crafty Green Poet said...

I can never work out if its cool or out of place.... Excellent photos and some wonderful shadows...

Dianne said...

I love the contrast between the old and the new
somehow it works

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

That an awesome building to visit. Hmm... my daughter think, that's the place next for a visit.

Me & my fam love travelling. Edinburgh isn't far from STockholm but hard to visit §;-)

Your shots are AWESOME, Jacqui.

Hugs on a happy SS

Martha said...

How cool! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a choice for an addition to a Victorian building! An interesting story the building has too! Everything makes is a wonderful shadow shot entry this week! Have a super week! {enjoyed the tea party below too!!}

sunnymama said...

These are cool shadow shots! What an interesting building.