Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gothic Rocket

I love the Gothic Rocket that has been left as a monument to victorian engineering on Princes Street, Edinburgh. Built in 1875, the Scott Rocket, later renamed the Scott Monument, was intended as a three man vehicle to reach the moon. Featuring four, yes four, booster rockets whose design was later stolen by NASA Engineers, this incredible feet of victorian genius was...

Ahh, OK, its just a bit of rock. But a very pretty one. And it is just along the road, so I went and shot some ref for this illo for Cubicle 7's Shadows Over Scotland book. © Cubicle 7 2010

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love this. Hugely atmospheric. Can't wait to see it in print!