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This grand Georgian property in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town is not the mansion it at first appears to be. It is in fact a purpose built tenement. The distinctive multiple doors foil the conceit.

This grand Georgian property in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town is not the mansion it at first appears to be. It is in fact a purpose built tenement. The distinctive multiple doors foil the conceit.

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk designers are advised that ornaments for lustring ‘must be open and airy’ so as not to obscure the glazed ground. 1752 - 1775 - Museum of London

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk designers are advised that ornaments for lustring ‘must be open and airy’ so as not to obscure the glazed ground. 1752 - 1775 - Museum of London

Turnpike Trusts and the Transportation Revolution in the Eighteenth Century by Dan Bogart, 2004. (Image is Turnpike Toll House in Barrowford, Lancashire, England.)

Turnpike Trusts and the Transportation Revolution in the Eighteenth Century by Dan Bogart, 2004. (Image is Turnpike Toll House in Barrowford, Lancashire, England.)

Medium scale Georgian tenement block in Edinburgh's New Town. The extra door with the false windows above show that it was built as apartments rather than as a single dwelling

Medium scale Georgian tenement block in Edinburgh's New Town. The extra door with the false windows above show that it was built as apartments rather than as a single dwelling

The surrounding terraces completely loom over this small Mews house in Edinburgh's New Town.

The surrounding terraces completely loom over this small Mews house in Edinburgh's New Town.

UNVEILS DUMFRIES HOUSE  Scotland’s most dazzling historic country house opens its doors after a rejuvenation spearheaded by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

UNVEILS DUMFRIES HOUSE Scotland’s most dazzling historic country house opens its doors after a rejuvenation spearheaded by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

Harewood House, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Designed by the architects John Carr and Robert Adam, it was built from 1759 to 1771. Love that lush green~

Harewood House, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Designed by the architects John Carr and Robert Adam, it was built from 1759 to 1771. Love that lush green~

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