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Recently I have been reading the novels by Diana Gabaldon - the Outlander Series. They are most addictive. The novels are based on the Scottish Highlands.
Because I live in Edinboro PA - I found the circle of stones on the EUP campus most interesting. The photos attached are from my cell phone. I normally ride my bike right by the campus since I live a half mile away.
Here is some information about the circle of stones: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania dedicated its “Standing Stones at the Highlands” monument on October 6, 2011.
Situated in the pedestrian crossroads of the new, $117 million Highlands at Edinboro University student housing project of eight suite-style buildings accommodating more than 1,600 students, and directly across Scotland Road from the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, this uniquely landscaped architectural amenity celebrates the strength of Edinboro University and its Scottish heritage and traditions.
Edinboro University was founded in 1857 by the descendants of Scottish immigrants, who came to the area in the late 1790s. They named their community “Edinboro” after their beloved Edinburgh, Scotland.
Megalithic rings are scattered over much of western Scotland in particular, and the circles are widely considered among the most awe-inspiring prehistoric monuments in the land. At the Highlands, the circle features a spectacular “floating” relief map of Scotland, highlighting relationships between the City of Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. The “stones” standing outside the circle also focus a visitor’s attention on a particular sightline – one bisecting Edinburgh, Scotland on the map and aligned in the actual direction to the Scottish capital.
According to the team that collaborated to create the “Standing Stones at the Highlands,” the project was conceived to provide the sense of way finding and to make an intentional connection between Edinburgh and Edinboro.
This is from the website:
- Pros:This campus is charming with its Scottish heritage
- Cons:Busy soccer tournaments held here in June clog up traffic
- In a nutshell:Edinboro is a lovely place to live
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