Allan Ramsey Monument

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Allan Ramsey Monument
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,061 contributions
A somber statue.
Aug 2021
This somehow somber statue of the famous painter is located just by the entrance to the Princess street gardens.
Written September 17, 2021
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,854 contributions
Nice monument
May 2021 • Couples
A nice monument to Allan Ramsey, in the gardens, so easy to find. Well worth a visit, if your in the area.
Written May 8, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,525 contributions
Interesting monument
Oct 2019
Allan Ramsay Monument stands near the entrance on one of the corners leading to Princess Street Gardens. Pedestrian figure of Allan Ramsay in 18th century costume, with cape, and holding book in his left hand and a pencil in his right. Ramsay's statue erected in 1850. Allan Ramsay was a prominent Scottish portrait-painter.
Written September 1, 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,089 contributions
Princes street
Mar 2019
yet another statue on the Princes street ..The city is full of them ...He was a naturally gifted poet and writer..
Written February 9, 2020
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,926 contributions
Yet another of the many ....
Aug 2019
..... memorialising statues in the city of Edinburgh. The range of statues to all sorts of achieving individuals with some relevance to the city is mightily impressive in my eyes.

The memorial on this occasion is to an eighteenth century poet and playwright who evoked such art during the so called 'Scottish Enlightenment'.

Again the statue itself is quality.

You can't go wrong either in or on the periphery of the Princes street gardens - lots to see and admire.
Written August 27, 2019
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
Another statue (out of many) in Edinburgh
May 2019 • Couples
Had no idea who this statue represented until I looked it up. So this is a statue that commemorates Allan Ramsey, a prominent 18th century Scottish portrait-painter.
Written August 1, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
The Poet Allan Ramsey
Mar 2019 • Solo
This statue stands in tribute to Allan Ramsey, the Scottish poet and playwright during the Scottish Enlightenment period.

The statue is located in Princes Street Gardens amongst the many statues of fellow famed Scots. The sculpture is larger than life and depicts Ramsey wearing a night-cap rather than a wig. He stands in the midst of composing a new verse into a book in his left hand and a pencil in his right about to write.
Written March 23, 2019
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Timezone Travelers
Venice, FL1,576 contributions
Statue of the Poet
Nov 2018 • Couples
Another Edinburgh statue. Beautiful sculpted by the artists. nicely laid out and the area on Princess gardens is perfect for it.
Written November 5, 2018
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craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK13,150 contributions
Commemorating one of Edinburgh's fine poets
Dec 2017 • Couples
Standing opposite the National Art Gallery on the mound this delightful statue stands beside the floral clock . Unveiled on the 25th March 1865. The sculptor was J.Steell R.S.A., SCULPTOR.....The architect was David Bryce It stands on a square pillar with the heads of notables on each side
Written December 1, 2017
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,668 contributions
Ten-foot tall statue
Aug 2017 • Solo
The Allan Ramsay Statue can be seen at the corner of West Princes Street Gardens, and is also in very close proximity to the Floral Clock.
Allan Ramsay was a wigmaker to trade, and wrote essays and poetry.
Depicted here holding a book in one hand and a pencil in the other, clad in warm outdoor clothes including a Scottish plaid, and sporting a night-cap rather than a wig.
This famous poet built a house at the top of the Royal Mile around 1740.
He created the very first borrowing library and made books and plays available to the poor residents of the Royal Mile.
Written August 29, 2017
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