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Monday, July 4, 2011

Chim chiminee

Edinburgh's nickname used to be Auld Reekie (whether reek just means smoke or whether the name also referred to the fragrance of the sewers depends on who you ask -- I've heard multiple versions.)

Either way, houses used to have a coal fire in every room, so every house has multiple chimneys, and the rows upon rows of chimneys in the sky is one of the city's most distinctive and beautiful features.

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