Unformatted text preview: planners took this new title and ran with it. There was a heightened interest in what could be done to dignify the city with public buildings that would adorn its natural features as Athens has done for itself. Therefore, streets were built to show the very best views of Edinburgh’s finest architecture and landscape, and city planners In my many visits to Scotland and Edinburgh over the past four years, I never heard Edinburgh referred to as the Athens of the North and this is why I found the phrase so intriguing. Looking back at pictures I have of Edinburgh I can see the point being made. Edinburgh’s geography and natural landscape has been extremely well complimented much in the same way Athens was....
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- Fall '07