The WhereArtI Quiz, 29th December

Posted on Dec 29, 2014
The WhereArtI Quiz, 29th December

ES_WAI291214Morning Edinburgh residents and all those in the capital for Hogmanay celebrations. Can you locate this Edinburgh feature and tell me the words (currently blurred out) beneath the masonry? And a bonus point if you can name the figure sculpted.

 

There are leader board points on offer for the first three correct answers if you can name the location above, and keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answers to come later in the week.

 

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PaisleyClose_WAI291214

26 Comments

  1. EdinburghSketcher
    2nd January 2015

    Morning WhereArtIers, the answer to Monday’s WhereArtI was ‘Paisley Close, I will add the full unblurred sketch above. And the bonus point for the figure? ‘Joseph McIver’. Well done @0apropos, @bostonhibs and Frances Mitchell.

    Thanks to http://www.royal-mile.com for this detail:
    ‘Originally owned by George Henderson of Fordell, who sold the land to Henry Paisley (aka Paislie) in 1711.

    On the Sunday morning of November 24th, 1861, the adjacent 250-year-old tenement in Bailie Fyfe’s Close collapsed, killing thirty five people.
    The image sculpted at the entrance to the close is that of Joseph McIver, a young survivor of the tradgedy, who was pulled to safety after rescuers heard his call of “Heave awa‚ chaps, ah’m no‚ deid yet’

  2. Frances Mitchell
    29th December 2014

    I rather think it’s Paisley Close on the High Streetwith the words ”heave awa lads a’m no died yet’ – my Dad loves that saying 🙂 It may be Joseph McIvor in the carving?

  3. 0apropos
    29th December 2014

    “Paisley Close”, High Street (nr JK’s house again!)
    Choices for the last part, Will Geddes, or Joe McIver

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