Place in my Postcard


Edinburgh castle provided by Robert Lewis via Encyclopedia Britannica


The postcard illustrates an image of the Forth Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in the southeast near the shore of Firth of Forth, and better known in Gaelic as Dun Eidaenn (Lynch, Ehrlich & Turnbull 2019). Today Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament as it remains a major centre for finance, law, tourism, education, and cultural affairs (Lynch, Ehrlich & Turnbull 2019). In Edinburgh, there is an Old Town and a New Town. The Old Town was built during the middle ages when the apprehension of attack was continuous, therefore, the iconic Edinburgh Castle is situated high on Castle Rock where it can overlook surrounding plains ("7 Reasons to visit Edinburgh: Musement" 2018)The New Town, however, spreads out in a succession of streets, crescents, and terraces. ("7 Reasons to visit Edinburgh: Musement" 2018). Both are a sight to see and make two out of five of Scotland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Arfin 2019). Edinburgh is also home to many famous castles, and churches, making it a fantastic travel destination.


Forth Bridge provided by Kim Traynor via Railway Technology

Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge that runs over the Firth of Forth, the inlet of the River Forth in Scotland (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica 2018). It was one of the first cantilever bridges and was the world's longest bridge for several years (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica 2018). It was designed by John Fowler and Benjamin Baker and was built by William Arrol & Co. Construction began in 1882, and the bridge was commissioned in 1890 ("Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth"). The 8,296-foot-long bridge connects the north-east and south-east of Scotland, primarily connecting Edinburgh to Fife ("Forth Rail Bridge, Firth of Forth"). The bridge continues to remain a significant and admirable engineering structure of the Victorian Era.  


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