March 13, 2004
A forgotten city lies beneath Edinburgh forming an historic and literal underworld. The place sounds like Camden stables market catacombs. There is plenty more underground goodness to be found at Subterranea Britannica (note to self: return to London for shopping purposes).
The vaults are formed by the 19 arches of the South Bridge, built between 1785 and 1788 across the Cowgate ravine as the cramped ancient city began to expand. Bricked in and built around, the vaults became a warren of nooks, crannies and tunnels forming the historic city's underworld.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 13, 2004 07:14 AM
canIsee a picture of the Edinburgh Vaults?
Posted by: joanne at March 19, 2004 08:32 PM