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David Livingstone Statue

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East Princess Street Gardens | Neben dem Scot Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

This statue of David Livingstone is situated in East Princes Street Gardens. On a stone pedestal... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
thetravellingmanUk
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A Fine Statue Including A Lion Skin

This monument to David Livingstone is close to the Scott Monument on Princes Street. It was... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 Aug 2017
“A Fine Statue Including A Lion Skin”
30 Aug 2017
“Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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East Princess Street Gardens | Neben dem Scot Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This statue of David Livingstone is situated in East Princes Street Gardens. On a stone pedestal is a standing figure of David Livingstone, book in outstretched right hand, long-handled axe in the left, with lion skin behind him. He was born in Blantyre in 1813,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This monument to David Livingstone is close to the Scott Monument on Princes Street. It was sculpted by Amelia Paton Hill, and the lion skin refers to the fact that he survived being mauled.

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Located in Princess Street Gardens, this statue shows Livingstone as a missionary holding a bible, wearing a cloak and a haversack, with a pistol and compass at his waist. He was the first European to see the magnificent water falls which he renamed the Victoria...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

That's the boy, though I am sure he never thought his statue would end up in the cold north of Britain, this guy is more famous for his escapade in Africa, noce statue anyway, you will probably see it while your here, because it is...More

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