See what Edinburgh would have looked like nearly 500 years ago; Ken Foxe; Lonely Planet

UK – Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

With its immaculately preserved New and Old Towns, the city of Edinburgh in Scotland is rightly considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Now its famous Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is being brought back to life as it would have looked almost five hundred years ago. The lost townscape of the medieval city has been recreated by a team of researchers at Scotland’s University of St Andrews. The project is expected to be completed by May but a sneak peek of how it will look is available through this teaser video.

The evocative virtual reality tour brings visitors back to an Edinburgh of muddy puddled streets, timbered houses, although the winding hilly streets will be familiar to anyone who has ever visited.

Read more

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s