Celestial events

Although currently in ruins, Largs has an astronomical observatory – and this one is a little bit special.  One of the oldest observatories in Scotland, the contents were ultimately  shipped out and housed in Australia’s first ever observatory.

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Nicola is leading attempts to preserve and restore what’s left.  As a proper nerdy fellow I hope she succeeds.

Walls on three sides are still fairly high, with obvious openings for the doors and windows.

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The front part has a curved wall where I can only presume an observation dome sat atop.  The insides are seriously overgrown.

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What remains clearly shows the appealing curve at the front, facing south.

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The back side, away from view, has been left rough.  A handy piece of money-saving, I think.

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The smooth and crafted front hasn’t survived too well.

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Perhaps one day star-gazing will return.

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One Response to Celestial events

  1. Keith Geddes says:

    Nice photaes Dan…..pity about the dodgy looking bird in the first one!!!

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