Outside the entrance to Gladstone's Land (a 17th century high-tenement house situated in the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland), is a hanging sign with the date 1617 and a gilt-copper hawk with outstretched wings. Although not original, the significance of this is that the name "Gledstone" is derived from the Scots word "gled" meaning a hawk.
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|Camera:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||8 Sep 2010 - 10:35 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|Uploaded:||4 Jan 2013 - 6:08 PM|
|Tags:||Edinburgh, General, Gilt-copper, Gladstones's land, Hanging sign, Hawk, Lawnmarket, Mouse, Old town, Royal mile, Scotland, Tenement house|