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I was pleasantly surprised to see this statue here. David Hume is a towering figure of the Enlightenment and it is good to see him recognized in this work of statuary. I think it is a little odd the way people rub his toe out...More
Situated in front of the old Sheriff court ,now the High Court Building this statue was funded by an International appeal and commissioned in 1995. The Sculptor was Sandy Stoddart . Cast in bronze the figure draws tourist who rub his big toe. Hume 1711-1776...More
Statue of David Hume by Alexander Stoddart on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is done in a Greco-Roman style worthy of a rational thinker and philosopher. The tourists like to rub his toe for good luck, Ironic really.
This 9 foot bronze statue of David Hume is on High Street, close to St. Giles Cathedral, across the street on the Royal Mile.
Erected in 1997 to honor the native son and famous philosopher David Hume. Ironic that the staunch advocate of rationality, has...More
This statue of the 18th century philosopher stands in a very prominent position on the Royal Mile. Whilst there is nothing wrong with the sculptors work, it is one of those monuments that has succumbed to the "Rub Here For Good Luck" fashion. Hence he...More
Overseeing busy High Street, the eminent philosopher and Enlightenment thinker would no doubt have fascinating observations and comments on modern day city life.
It was interesting to learn that because of his beliefs Hume never held an academic post. In fact there was a significant...More
Located on high street pretty far up on the Royal Mile, this statue is of the great philosopher David Hume. The toes on his right foot have been polished to a shiny brass color by scores of philosophy students who rubbed them, in the hope...More
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.