The Scott Monument in Edinburgh is the highest monument dedicated to a writer in Europe. It celebrates Sir Walter Scott, who helped shape and popularize Scottish culture. The first time I was in Edinburgh it was closed, so I couldn’t climb its almost 300 small, winding steps (so sad, seeing how I love stairs). This past weekend I returned and the Monument was on the agenda.
Looking at it, it didn’t look like it could reasonably fit stairs inside, but I had underestimated those bastards once again. They were nestled within one of the bottom columns and spiraled up towards the first level of the monument. From there on it became even tighter and it might be the only place where the descend was just as bad and dizzying as the way up was breathtaking… in more than one ways.