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The Royal Arch
January, 2008
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It’s an odd thing to discover that an interesting structure you feel you’ve known about for ages was demolished years ago, and you had no idea. It took a mention of a review of Britain’s Lost Cities by Gavin Stamp to inform me that the curious Royal Arch in Dundee, Scotland, built between 1849 and 1853, was no more. I only knew it from this photograph in an old Thames & Hudson book, Scotland (1955) by Edwin Smith and GS Fraser.
(Posted with acknowledgments to feuilleton)