The Sanctuary, National War Shrine, Edinburghdetails

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The Sanctuary, National War Shrine, Edinburgh

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The Shrine is the highest building in Edinburgh. It rises from virgin rock. Its walls spring from jagged ledges. In shape it is a sanctuary facing north with an east and west transept.

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The keynote of the building is harmony. it is difficult to believe that it is not the work of one genius able to work with equal ease in stone, bronze, paint, and glass. Such exquisite artistic discipline for the sake of a unified scheme has not been achieved for centuries. (p. 52)

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